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Media and democratisation: challenges for an emerging sub-field

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posted on 09.09.2016 by Nael Jebril, Matthew Loveless, Vaclav Stetka
This article seeks to compile an empirically-based understanding of the role of media in countries in transition. The study focuses on the processes of political socialization, behaviour and accountability, and gives examples from three regions: Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East/North Africa region. We draw on some of the major works relevant to the study of mass media in these transitional contexts with the aim of discerning emergent theories available to the study of media and democratisation. While aware of the limitations posed by the nature and scope of the sample of the studies reviewed, we do identify and discuss some of the potentially key obstacles to theory-building and propose some alternative paths of enquiry.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Published in

Medijske Studije

Volume

6

Issue

11

Pages

84 - 98

Citation

JEBRIL, N., LOVELESS, M. and STETKA, V., 2015. Media and democratisation: challenges for an emerging sub-field. Medijske Studije [Media Studies], 6 (11), pp. 84-98.

Publisher

University of Zagreb

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

Publication date

2015

ISSN

1847-9758

eISSN

1848-5030

Language

en

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