Trends in Communication Policy Research (Book)

New Theories, Methods and Subjects

Topical and politically relevant, this authoritative volume will prove an invaluable reference for students and scholars seeking to understand communication policy issues.


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 volume will prove an invaluable reference for students and scholars seeking to understand communication policy issues.

Natascha Just and Manuel Puppis are senior research and teaching associates at the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research at the University of Zürich, Switzerland.

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

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