Building Communication Capacity for Good Governance: A Multileveled Analysis

  • Li Zhang


With the evolution of information technology, new mediums of communication have shortened distances around the world. For instance, cable and satellite television brings news of international crises happening in one corner of the world to the rest of the world. We now live in a media-dominated society. In this context, when good governance requires effective flow of information between governments, citizens, and other actors, and the participation of civil society and citizens on development issues,1 a correlation forms between mass communication and good governance. This chapter focuses on this relationship. It stresses the role of media and communication in promoting good governance by presenting a multileveled analytical approach to both national and international issues and cases. The study draws up the policy implications for the Chinese government with regard to integrating communication capacity into the governance agenda.


Foreign Direct Investment Civil Society Public Sphere Good Governance News Medium 
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