Media Transformations in the Post communist World

Media Transformations in the Post communist World

This collection reveals how democratic political change offers an opportunity, but not a guarantee, of successful corresponding change in the media system.

Author: Peter Gross

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780739174944

Category: History

Page: 227

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Media Transformations in the Post-Communist World: Eastern Europe s Tortured Path to Change, edited by Peter Gross and Karol Jakubowicz, is a collection of analyses of Eastern European media by some of the most distinguished scholars in the field. This text assesses the progress (or lack thereof) made in transitioning and transforming the mass media in Eastern Europe since the fall of Communism. This collection reveals how democratic political change offers an opportunity, but not a guarantee, of successful corresponding change in the media system."
Categories: History

Broadcasting and National Imagination in Post Communist Latvia

Broadcasting and National Imagination in Post Communist Latvia

Downey, J. and Mihelj, S. (eds) (2012), Central and Eastern European Media in
Comparative Perspective: Politics, Economy ... Gross, P. and Jakubowicz, K. (eds
) (2013), Media Transformations in the Post-Communist World: Eastern Europe's
 ...

Author: Jnis Juzefovis

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781783206933

Category: Social Science

Page:

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This book uses the case study of public television in post-communist Latvia to explore the question of how audiences respond to TV offerings, and how their choices can be seen as an act of agency. Jānis Juzefovičs builds his book around Albert O. Hirschman’s classic concepts of exit, voice, and loyalty—the options available to a person within any system. He uses Hirschman’s ideas, along with tools from social constructionism, to assess how the publics of both the Latvian-speaking majority and the large Russian-speaking minority have responded to the role of public television in the nation-building efforts of the new Latvian state. Along the way, he develops our understanding of public broadcasting more generally, and the way it can be used to define a national 'we'.
Categories: Social Science

Public Service Broadcasting and Media Systems in Troubled European Democracies

Public Service Broadcasting and Media Systems in Troubled European Democracies

Preying on the State: The Transformation of Bulgaria After 1989. ... Post-Soviet
Transitions and Democratization: Towards Theory Building. ... In P. Gross & K.
Jakubowicz (Eds.), Media Transformations in the Post-communist World: Eastern
 ...

Author: Eva Połońska

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030027100

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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This book provides the most recent overview of media systems in Europe. It explores new political, economic and technological environments and the challenges they pose to democracies and informed citizens. It also examines the new illiberal environment that has quickly embraced certain European states and its impact on media systems, considering the sources and possible consequences of these challenges for media industries and media professionals. Part I examines the evolving role of public service media in a comparative study of Western, Southern and Central Europe, whilst Part II ventures into Europe’s periphery, where media continues to be utilised by the state in its quest for power. The book also provides an insight into the role of the European Union in preserving the independence and neutrality of public service media. It will be useful to students and researchers of political communication and international and comparative media, as well as democracy and populism.
Categories: Social Science

Post Communist Romania at Twenty Five

Post Communist Romania at Twenty Five

Before, During and After Communism (1999), Understanding Foreign
Correspondence: A Euro-American Perspective of Concepts, Methodologies and
Theories (2011), and Media Transformations in the Post-Communist World.
Eastern ...

Author: Lavinia Stan

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498501101

Category: Political Science

Page: 326

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2014 marked the 25th anniversary of the collapse of communist regimes in Eastern Europe. The events of 1989 are widely seen as having ushered in new all-encompassing reforms in almost all areas of life. In few other places were reforms more contested and divisive than in Romania, a country that suffered greatly under the sultanistic-cum-totalitarian dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu, faced the region’s only bloody anti-communist revolt, and as such had the longest to travel on the road from communism to democracy. We now have a generation’s worth of experience with these wrenching reforms that have deeply affected Romania’s political institutions and political culture, and ultimately allowed it to become a member of the coveted European Union club. This volume gathers key lessons for democratic theory and practice from Romania’s first twenty-five years of post-communist transformation. Written by leading experts in the field of Romanian Studies, the chapters focus on the most important factors that have shaped the country’s political transformation during the first 25 years of post-communism.
Categories: Political Science

Advertising Sex and Post Socialism

Advertising  Sex  and Post Socialism

In Challenging Images of Women in the Media: Reinventing Women 's Lives,
edited by Theresa Carilli and Jane Campell, 107419 ... In Media Transformations
in the Post-Communist World, edited by Peter Gross and Karol Jakubowicz,
67485.

Author: Elza Ibroscheva

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739172674

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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The book traces the evolution of gender ideologies in the Balkans, through emancipating women’s roles during socialism and into the proliferation and normalization of hyper-sexualized images of women in advertising and other media in the post-socialist transition. Drawing on a media-centered cultural/critical approach to understanding the changing role of advertising in post-socialist societies and its influence on gender identities, the book offers a unique contribution to global media studies and the broader discipline of gender and communication.
Categories: Social Science

Media in third wave democracies

Media in third wave democracies

Paolo Mancini (2013): “'comparing Media systems' between eastern and Western
europe,” in: Media Transformations in the Post-Communist World, ed. Peter
Gross & Karol Jakubowicz, pp. 15–32. Lanham, Boulder, new York, Toronto ...

Author: Péter Bajomi-Lázár

Publisher: Editions L'Harmattan

ISBN: 9782140089305

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The media and political systems of former communist countries in Central/Eastern Europe share a number of similarities with those in Southern Europe. According to Karol Jakubowicz, these similarities also include late democratisation, a weak middle class, marked social and economic differences, a strong catholicism, etc. Where are the third-wave democracies to date, particularly as regards their media systems? And where are they heading for? This volume with his differents talks of a joint conference in 2016 attempts to answer these questions and many more.
Categories: Social Science

Finding the Right Place on the Map

Finding the Right Place on the Map

The present book is a contribution to the effort to take stock of changes in media
systems in post-communist society, ... of this deep and many-sided transformation
, with a special focus on changing media systems in the post-communist world.

Author: Karol Jakubowicz

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841501932

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 301

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This is a international comparison of the media systems and the democratic performance of the media in post-Communist countries. It explores issues of commercial media, social exclusion and consumer capitalism in a comparative East-West perspective. This book is a overview of what media transformation has meant for post-Communist countries in nearly two decades.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Understanding Post Communist Transformation

Understanding Post Communist Transformation

In the Communist era there was a dearth of empirical evidence about how
ordinary people were living and what they were ... A multiplicity of media has
been employed ranging from television appearances in Tallinn and Riga to
World Bank ...

Author: Richard Rose

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134016709

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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The fall of the Berlin Wall launched the transformation of government, economy and society across half of Europe and the former Soviet Union. This text deals with the process of change in former Communist bloc countries, ten of which have become new European Union (EU) democracies while Russia and her neighbours remain burdened by their Soviet legacy. Drawing on more than a hundred public opinion surveys from the New Europe Barometer, the text compares how ordinary people have coped with the stresses and opportunities of transforming Communist societies into post-Communist societies and the resulting differences between peoples in the new EU member states and Russia. Subjects covered by Understanding Post-Communist Transformation include: Stresses and opportunities of economic transformation Social capital and the development of civil society Elections and the complexities of party politics The challenges for the EU of raising standards of democratic governance Differences between Russia’s and the West’s interpretation of political life Written by one of the world's most renowned authorities on this subject, this text is ideal for courses on transition, post-communism, democratization and Russian and Eastern European history and politics.
Categories: Political Science

Democracy and the Media

Democracy and the Media

CHAPTER 4 Democratic Transformation and the Mass Media in Hungary : From
Stalinism to Democratic Consolidation Miklós Sükösd ... These unforgettable
images were seen by over a billion people around the world , including millions
of citizens of Central and Eastern Europe . ... Significant parts of anti- and post -
Communist media activities during and after 1989–90 occurred within an
institutional ...

Author: Richard Gunther

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521777437

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

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This book presents a systematic overview and assessment of the impacts of politics on the media, and of the media on politics, in authoritarian, transitional and democratic regimes in Russia, Spain, Hungary, Chile, Italy, Great Britain, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States. Its analysis of the interactions between macro- and micro-level factors incorporates the disciplinary perspectives of political science, mass communications, sociology and social psychology. These essays show that media's effects on politics are the product of often complex and contingent interactions among various causal factors, including media technologies, the structure of the media market, the legal and regulatory framework, the nature of basic political institutions, and the characteristics of individual citizens. The authors' conclusions challenge a number of conventional wisdoms concerning the political roles and effects of the mass media on regime support and change, on the political behavior of citizens, and on the quality of democracy.
Categories: Political Science

The Media in Europe

The Media in Europe

... been spared the ethnic conflicts and war that have affected post-communist
transformation in so many other countries. ... post-communist countries where
economic reform has led to the development of a functioning market economy (
World ...

Author: Mary Kelly

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761941320

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 274

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Completely rewritten, the Third Edition of this successful guide to European media systems has also been expanded to include Central and Eastern Europe as well as Western Europe. Covering 23 countries, the volume highlights and explains key issues of debate and current tendencies in media policy.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Post Communist Transition Theory in Political Transition

Post Communist Transition   Theory in Political Transition

Even thought the major transitional dimensions seem to be clear and widely
accepted throughout the scientific world, ... Gross, Peter (editor): Between Reality
and Dream: Eastern European Media Transition, Transformation, Consolidation,
 ...

Author: Christian Vogel

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638770231

Category: Political science

Page: 28

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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: Eastern Europe, grade: 1,0, University of Tartu (Center of Baltic Studies), course: Post-communist transition and Estonian experience, 16 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: 1. Introduction Die EU braucht eine Pause zur Besinnung, zur Selbstfindung, zur Konsolidierung." By proclaiming that the European Union (EU) needs a break for reflection and consolidation, Egon Bahr, who has been an intimate and consultant of the former German chancellor Willy Brandt as well as one of the most important German politicians as far as foreign policy is concerned, is pointing at a major problem of the before said institution. Since the EU enlargement of 10 new states has taken place at the 1st of May 2004, the problem which has been addressed before is even more up to date. Especially the recent argumentation about a common constitution, which is overdue to both providing a proper legal capacity as well as a capability to act, has been proofing that the EU is still far away from a strong, functioning political union. But how is it possible to create such a proper union consisting of 25 members, and most probably 27 by the year 2007, consisting of basically national states being still heavily occupied with dealing with their own backgrounds especially if one has a closer look the former communist states? Is there any strategy of the lowest common denominator of policy advice or do one have to identify the (communist) past in relation to present developments ? Facing this problem, the main purpose of this analysis will be an evaluation of different political transition theories and rating strategies which have been particularly taken into account by the former states behind the iron curtain. Finally this work is aiming at a probably existing connection between a successful political transition and a deeper integration into the European Union. For that reason the fir"
Categories: Political science

European Film and Media Culture

European Film and Media Culture

In order to examine some of the new directions that emerged in children ' s
television within postcommunist ? media systems ... such projects in a wider
research context related to the transformations of the media in postcommunist
countries .

Author: Lennard Højbjerg

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press

ISBN: 8763504278

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 289

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Brings into focus central aspects of developments in European film and media culture. Through studies of both film and television the question of national identity, European integration and globalisation is analysed in a both Eastern and Western Europeancontext. This volume also offers several case studies.
Categories: Performing Arts

Democratising Capitalism

Democratising Capitalism

The Political Economy of Post-Communist Transformations in Romania, 1989-
2001 Liliana Pop ... financial institutions , the International Monetary Fund and
the World Bank , and the European Union , have come to exert this influence . ...
Cross - cultural communication : neo - liberalism meets post - communism The
reactions of foreign diplomats , business people and the media are an important
mirror to ...

Author: Liliana Pop

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719070945

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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This book analyzes the two major components of the post-communist transformations in Romania that account for its new form of capitalism: the reconstitution of politics as democratic politics and the replacement of the plan by the market as the mechanism for economic co-ordination.
Categories: Business & Economics

Handbook of Party Politics

Handbook of Party Politics

Party politics in post-communist countries typically is analyzed from the vantage
points of democratization and ... they can rely on their own education-based
knowledge and on the information provided by the mass media. ... 1992), to
accentuating the subregional specificities within the post-communist world (Agh,
1998b; Evans and Whitefield, 1993; Kitschelt, 1995). ... THE RELEVANCE OF
PARTIES IN DEMOCRATIC CONSOLIDATION The post-communist
transformation is regarded ...

Author: Richard S Katz

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761943145

Category: Political Science

Page: 550

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The Handbook of Party Politics is the first book to comprehensively map the state-of-the-art in contemporary party politics scholarship. This major new work brings together the world's leading party theorists to provide an unrivalled resource on the role of parties in the pressing contemporary problems of institutional design and democratic governance today.
Categories: Political Science

Branding Post Communist Nations

Branding Post Communist Nations

These investigations areintended as a contribution to the ongoing inquiry into the
postcommunist condition, as it is ... in the promotional industries before adopting
my current role as a scholar and studentof media, culture, and society. In many
ways, this volume came about as aresult of my enduring fascination with the rise
of consumerism in the postcommunist world and ... All ofthem, however, share a
critical interestin theregion's transformations in theaftermath of Soviet
communism.

Author: Nadia Kaneva

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136657993

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

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Nation branding--a set of ideas rooted in Western marketing--gained popularity in the post-communist world by promising a quick fix for the identity malaise of "transitional" societies. Since 1989, almost every country in Central and Eastern Europe has engaged in nation branding initiatives of varying scope and sophistication. For the first time, this volume collects in one place studies that examine the practices and discourses of the nation branding undertaken in these countries. In addition to documenting various rebranding initiatives, these studies raise important questions about their political and cultural implications.
Categories: Business & Economics

News Media and Power in Russia

News Media and Power in Russia

The end of communist rule in the Soviet Union brought with it a brave new world
of media and commerce. Formerly ... During the last nine years she has been
researching Russian news production and post-Soviet media transformation.

Author: Olessia Koltsova

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134283408

Category: History

Page: 288

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The end of communist rule in the Soviet Union brought with it a brave new world of media and commerce. Formerly state-owned enterprises were transformed, often through private ownership, and new corporations sprung up overnight to take advantage of the new atmosphere of freedom. Until now, most research on media and news production in Russia has focused on the scope of government control and comparisons with the communist era. However, extra-governmental controls and the challenges of operating in a newly capitalist environment have been just as important – if not more so – in the formation of the new media climate. Filling the gap in the literature, this book examines the various agents who ‘make’ the news, and discusses the fierce struggle among the various agents of power involved. Drawing on existing theories and scholarship, the book provides a wealth of detail on the actual daily practices of news production in Russia. Original research is combined with compelling first-hand accounts of news production and dissemination to provide an incisive look at the issues and power structures Russian journalists face on a daily basis.
Categories: History

Comparative Media Systems

Comparative Media Systems

The approach was extended to the post-communist states of Central and Eastern
Europe in the 1990s. ... Nevertheless, transformation research attempts to place
processes in different parts of the world in a common framework of analysis.

Author: Bogus?awa Dobek-Ostrowska

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9639776548

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

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Compares models of media and politics in Central and Eastern Europe.
Categories: Social Science

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Ágnes Gulyás European Integration and East Central European Media Post -
communist Media Transformation The Czech ... process , and their media
productions have not made considerable impacts on the international media
world .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000059125471

Category: Mass media

Page:

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Categories: Mass media

Tabloid Tales

Tabloid Tales

Global Debates Over Media Standards Colin Sparks, John Tulloch ... a
Communist to a market-led liberal democratic media system during the post-
Communist period.1 This system change, and ... titles, and the circulation of the
tabloid press increased substantially within a few years of post- Communist
transformation. ... It imitated Anglo-Saxon type of popular papers of the time and
became the first mass-circulation newspaper, reaching 400,000 circulation on the
eve of World War I. 111.

Author: Colin Sparks

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847695727

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 315

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The increasing interest in private lives and the falling off of coverage of serious news is often described as 'tabloidization.' The essays in this book are the first serious scholarly studies of what is going on and what its implications are. Reality, it turns out, is much more complex than some of the laments suggest. As the contributors show, this is not just a U.S. problem but is repeated in country after country, and it is not certain that the media anywhere are getting more tabloid. What is more, there is no consensus about whether tabloidization is just 'dumbing down' or whether it is a necessary tactic for the mass media to engage with new audiences who do not have the news habit.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Religion Politics and Nation Building in Post Communist Countries

Religion  Politics and Nation Building in Post Communist Countries

of rapid systemic transformation accompanied by changes in culture, morals and
world views. some of the important ... significant business and management skills
of Father Rydzyk, but also of the social need for this type of media. the Rm in a ...

Author: Greg Simons

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472449719

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

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The increasing significance and visibility of relationships between religion and public arenas and institutions following the fall of communism in Europe provide the core focus of this fascinating book. Leading international scholars consider the religious and political role of Christian Orthodoxy in the Russian Federation, Romania, Georgia and Ukraine alongside the revival of old, indigenous religions, often referred to as 'shamanistic' and look at how, despite Islam’s long history and many adherents in the south, Islamophobic attitudes have increasingly been added to traditional anti-Semitic, anti-Western or anti-liberal elements of Russian nationalism. Contrasts between the church’s position in the post-communist nation building process of secular Estonia with its role in predominantly Catholic Poland are also explored. Religion, Politics and Nation-Building in Post-Communist Countries gives a broad overview of the political importance of religion in the Post-Soviet space but its interest and relevance extends far beyond the geographical focus, providing examples of the challenges in the spheres of public, religious and social policy for all transitional countries.
Categories: Political Science