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European Media Governance

National and Regional Dimensions

Commercialization, concentration, convergence, and globalization have dramatically changed the way that media is governed today. European Media Governance analyzes how the governments in thirty-two European countries have slowly but steadily ceded control of the media to marketplace, professional, and public forces.
This landmark study offers an overview of media ownership structures in each country as well as analyses of policies, accountability systems, and technological developments in the regions discussed. This book will be an incomparable resource for all students and scholars of European media.

304 pages | 7 x 9 | © 2007

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Table of Contents

Giuseppe Zaffuto
Editor’s Preface
Georgios Terzis
The Current State of Media Governance in Europe
Denis McQuail
The North Atlantic/Liberal Media Model Countries
Dan Hallin and Paolo Mancini
The Irish Media Landscape
Wolfgang Truetzschler
The United Kingdom Media Landscape
Michael Bromley
The Northern European/Democratic Corporatist Media Model Countries
Lennart Weibull

The Austrian Media Landscape
Josef Trappel
The Belgium Media Landscape
Els de Bens
The Danish Media Landscape
Per Jauert and Henrik Søndergaard
The Finnish Media Landscape
Jyrki Jyrkiäinen
The German Media Landscape
Hans J. Kleinsteuber and Barbara Thomass
The Icelandic Media Landscape
Rúnar Pálmason
The Luxembourgian Media Landscape
Mario Hirsch

The Dutch Media Landscape
Piet Bakker and Peter Vasterman
The Norwegian Media Landscape
Helge Østbye
The Swedish Media Landscape
Lennart Weibull and Anna Maria Jönsson
The Swiss Media Landscape
Werner A. Meier
The Mediterranean/Polarized Pluralist Media Model Countries
Stylianos Papathanassopoulos
The Cypriot Media Landscape
Myria Vassiliadou
The French Media Landscape
Bernard Lamizet and Jean-François Tétu

The Greek Media Landscape
Maria Kontochristou and Georgios Terzis
The Italian Media Landscape
Fabrizio Tonello
The Maltese Media Landscape
Joseph Borg
The Portuguese Media Landscape
Fernando Correia and Carla Martins
The Spanish Media Landscape
Ramón Salaverría
The Turkish Media Landscape
Ruken Baris
The Eastern European/Post-Communist Media Model Countries
Karol Jakubowicz
The Bulgarian Media Landscape
Vessela Tabakova
The Croatian Media Landscape
Nada Buric
The Czech Media Landscape
Milan Šmíd
The Estonian Media Landscape
Urmas Loit
The Hungarian Media Landscape
Ildikó Kaposi

The Latvian Media Landscape
Ilze Šulmane
The Lithuanian Media Landscape
Audrone Nugaraite
The Polish Media Landscape
Ania Lara
The Romanian Media Landscape
Alex Ulmanu
The Slovakian Media Landscape
Andrej Školkay
The Slovenian Media Landscape
Marko Milosavljevic
Converging Media Governance Arrangements in Europe
Johannes Bardoel
About the Authors

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