Media Pluralism and Diversity. Concepts, Risks and Global Trends

 

9781137304292Miklos Sukosd, Robert Picard, Peggy Valcke (Ed.): Media Pluralism and Diversity. Concepts, Risks and Global Trends

Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015

In the western world, a diverse and pluralistic media landscape is deemed essential for democracy. But how universal is media pluralism as a concept underpinning media policies? To what extent do normative approaches, regulatory dimensions and monitoring systems differ throughout the world? Adopting a truly global, theoretical and multidisciplinary perspective, Media Pluralism and Diversityadvances our understanding of media pluralism across the globe. It compares metrics developed in different parts of the world to assess levels of, or threats to, media pluralism. It identifies common challenges for media pluralism policies in the light of a fast changing media environment. The book is unique in that it confronts insights from all parts of the world and from a broad range of disciplines including law, economics, media studies, and sociology.