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Trends in Communication Policy Research

New Theories, Methods and Subjects

With contributions from leading international experts from within both the communications industry and academia, Trends in Communication Policy Research comprises the very latest developments in the theories, methods, and practical applications of this dynamic field. Topical and politically relevant, this authoritative and up-to-date volume will prove an invaluable reference for students and scholars seeking to understand communication policy issues.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
      Natascha Just and Manuel Puppis
2. Communication Policy Research: Looking Back, Moving Forward
      Natascha Just and Manuel Puppis
Part I: New Theories
3. Prospects and Pitfalls of Douglass North’s New Institutional Economics Approach for Global Media Policy Research
      Jan Loisen
4. ’It’s the Idea, Stupid!’ How Ideas Challenge Broadcasting Liberalization
      Matthias Künzler
5. The Accountability and Legitimacy of Regulatory Agencies in the Communication Sector
      Manuel Puppis and Martino Maggetti
6. Change and Divergence in Regulatory Regimes: A Comparative Study of Product Placement Regulation
      Avshalom Ginosar
7. Technologies as Institutions: Rethinking the Role of Technology in Media Governance Constellations
      Christian Katzenbach
8. Veto Players and the Regulation of Media Pluralism: A New Paradigm for Media Policy Research?
      Ulrike Klinger
Part II: New Methods
9. A Political Scientist’s Contribution to the Comparative Study of Media Systems in Europe: A Response to Hallin and Mancini
      Peter Humphreys
10. What We Talk about When We Talk about Document Analysis
      Kari Karppinen and Hallvard Moe
11. Qualitative Network Analysis: An Approach to Communication Policy Studies
      Maria Löblich and Senta Pfaff-Rüdiger
12. Towards a Media Policy Process Analysis Model and Its Methodological Implications
      Hilde Van den Bulck
Part III: New Subjects
13. Battle of the Paradigms: Defining the Object and Objectives of Media/Communication Policy
      Karol Jakubowicz
14. Content Control and Digital Television: Policy, Technology and Industry
      Andrew T. Kenyon, Julian Thomas and Jason Bosland
15. Regulating and Monitoring Online Activities of Public Service Broadcasters: The Case of Switzerland
      Natascha Just, Michael Latzer and Florian Saurwein
State Aid
16. Conditional Access for Public Service Broadcasting to New Media Platforms: EU State-Aid Policy vis-á-vis Public Service Broadcasting--the Dutch Case
      Jo Bardoel and Marit Vochteloo
17. Film Support in the EU: The Uteca Case and the Future Challenges for the ’Main Characters’
      Lucia Bellucci
18. New Approaches to the Development of Telecommunications Infrastructures in Europe? The Evolution of European Union Policy for Next-Generation Networks
      Seamus Simpson
Participation, Power and the Role of Gender
19. Public Service Television in European Union Countries: Old Issues, New Challenges in the ’East’ and the ’ West’
      Peter Bajomi-Lazar, Vaclav Stetka and Miklós Sükösd
20. Civil Society and Media Governance: A Participatory Approach
      Pietro Rossi and Werner A. Meier
21. Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone: Unfolding Gender Conscious Research for Communication and Cultural Policy Theory
      Katharine Sarikakis

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