Media, Democracy and European Culture (Book)

Media, Democracy and European Culture presents up-to-date and cutting-edge research on the political and cultural dimension of democracy in Europe and its representation in the media. This interdisciplinary volume brings together the work of some of the most prominent European scholars in media, political science, sociology, cultural studies and law. The contributors explore issues of globalization, the role of the media and communication policy to order to provide a comparative country-to-country look at how the media constructs European identity. This timely and forward-looking collection will be of interest to scholars of media, international and cultural studies.

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Media, Democracy and European Culture presents some of the most recent, cutting edge research on Europe, from social, political and cultural perspectives, equally focusing on each dimension of democracy in Europe. The role of the media, communication policy and the question of how the media report on Europe runs as a thread through all contributions. The book is interdisciplinary and international. It brings together researchers from many countries and from humanities, social sciences and law. The articles combine the discussion of central theories and theoretical concepts for the understanding of media, democracy and European culture with empirical data and comparative analytical studies of media culture and democracy across Europe. The book is written by some of the most prominent European Scholars in media, political science, sociology and cultural studies.

Ib Bondebjerg is professor of film and media studies and director of the Centre for Modern European Studies at the University of Copenhagen. He is also the editor of the international journal Northern Lights: Film and Media Studies Yearbook. Peter Madsen is professor of comparative literature at the University of Copenhagen.

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