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The European Union democratic deficit and the public sphere [electronic resource] : an evaluation of EU media policy / David Ward.

By: Ward, David.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Informatization developments and the public sphere: 8.Publisher: Amsterdam : Tokyo : IOS Press ; Ohmsha, c2002Description: 1 online resource (xii, 151 p.).ISBN: 0585458693 (electronic bk.); 9780585458694 (electronic bk.); 1601294654; 9781601294654; 9781586032814; 158603281X; 9784274905407 (Ohmsha : hd. bd.); 4274905403 (Ohmsha : hd. bd.).Subject(s): Citizenship -- European Union countries | Democracy -- European Union countries | Political participation -- European Union countries | Television broadcasting policy -- European Union countries | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- History & TheoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: European Union democratic deficit and the public sphere.DDC classification: 320/.094 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover; Title page; Contents; Acknowledgements and Preface; Introduction; Chapter 1. The European Union and Democratic Legitimacy; Chapter 2. Communication, Citizenship and the Public Sphere; Chapter 3. Citizenship and the Regulation of Broadcasting; Chapter 4. The Quest for Accountability Through Television; Chapter 5. The Free Movement of Television Services; Chapter 6. Pluralism and Media Concentration in the Internal Market; Chapter 7. State Aid and Public Service Broadcasting; Chapter 8. Convergence; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography.
Summary: An assessment of EU communications policy judged against democratic and normative criteria within the framework of the question of the need for a European-wide public sphere. It argues that the EU should proceed through the mass media, with a policy based on a public service philosophy.
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Cover; Title page; Contents; Acknowledgements and Preface; Introduction; Chapter 1. The European Union and Democratic Legitimacy; Chapter 2. Communication, Citizenship and the Public Sphere; Chapter 3. Citizenship and the Regulation of Broadcasting; Chapter 4. The Quest for Accountability Through Television; Chapter 5. The Free Movement of Television Services; Chapter 6. Pluralism and Media Concentration in the Internal Market; Chapter 7. State Aid and Public Service Broadcasting; Chapter 8. Convergence; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography.

An assessment of EU communications policy judged against democratic and normative criteria within the framework of the question of the need for a European-wide public sphere. It argues that the EU should proceed through the mass media, with a policy based on a public service philosophy.

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