Politics and the Media: Culture, Technology, and Regulation

Jonathan Rose and Paul Nesbitt‐Larking

in The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Politics

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780195335354
Published online September 2010 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Politics and the Media: Culture, Technology, and Regulation

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Media and communication in Canada are intrinsic to the very construction and reproduction of Canada itself and to the possibility of Canada. For this reason, communication and media theory stand as Canada's most distinctive and profound contributions. Analysis of communication is important as it gives an understanding of Canada itself. This article presents familiar dialectics of Canadian communication that have deep roots in Canadian media theory. It also discusses how these media theories give shape to the political economies, the regulatory regimes, and the dominant ideas that dominate politics and media in Canada. Furthermore, the article discusses the globalization of the Canadian media and how the Canadian media experience can become universal.

Keywords: media; communication; media theory; Canadian communication; Canadian media theory; political economies; politics; Canadian media experience

Article.  8286 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Comparative Politics ; Political Behaviour

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