Routledge Handbook of Media Law, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 113510901X
  • ISBN-13: 9781135109011
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 616 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released November 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Featuring specially commissioned chapters from experts in the field of media and communications law, this book provides an authoritative survey of media law from a comparative perspective.

The handbook does not simply offer a synopsis of the state of affairs in media law jurisprudence, rather it provides a better understanding of the forces that generate media rules, norms, and standards against the background of major transformations in the way information is mediated as a result of democratization, economic development, cultural change, globalization and technological

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Media Policy and Institutional Design.
1: Tracing Media Policy Decisions: Of Stakeholders, Networks and Advocacy Coalitions.
2: Rational Legal Authority, Formal and Informal Rules in the News Media.
3: “Club Government” and Independence in Media Regulation.
4: Mainstreaming EU Cultural Policies Internally and Externally: Caught between Subsidiarity and Global Subsidiarity?.
5: Commercial Content and Its Relationship to Media Content: Commodification and Trust.
Media Policy, Free Speech and Citizenship.
6: The European Court of Human Rights, Media Freedom and Democracy.
7: The Different Concepts of Free Expression and Its Link with Democracy, the Public Sphere and Other Concepts.
8: Internet Freedom, the Public Sphere and Constitutional Guarantees: A European Perspective.
9: Freedom of Expression and the Right of Access to the Internet: A New Fundamental Right?.
10: From Freedom of Speech to the Right to Communicate.
11: Public Service Media Narratives.
12: Accountability, Citizenship and Public Media.
Media Policy and Comparative Perspectives.
13: Customary Law and Media Regulation in Conflict and Post-Conflict States.
14: In the Name of God: Faith-Based Internet Censorship in Majority Muslim Countries.
15: Media Control with Chinese Characteristics.
16: Social Dynamics in the Evolution of China's Internet Content Control Regime.
17: Between Sedition and Seduction: Thinking Censorship in South Asia.
Media Policy and Media Governance.
18: Controlling New Media (Without the Law).
19: Are States Still Important? Reflections on the Nexus between National and Global Media and Communication Policy.
20: International Governance in a New Media Environment.
21: Self- and Co-Regulation: Evidence, Legitimacy and Governance Choice.
22: Media Governance and Technology: From “Code is Law” to Governance Constellations.
23: Governing Media Through Technology: The Empowerment Perspective.
Media Policy and Technological Transformation.
24: Do We Know A Medium When We See One?: New Media Ecology.
25: To “Be Let Alone” in Social Media: The Market and Regulation of Privacy.
26: Self-Regulation and the Construction of Media Harms: Notes on the Battle over Digital “Privacy”.
27: Technological Innovation, Paradox and ICTs: Challenges for Governing Institutions.
28: Net Neutrality and Audiovisual Services.
29: Network Neutrality and the Need for a Technological Turn in Internet Scholarship.
30: Regulatory Trends in a Social Media Context.