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Revisiting the history of global communication and media policy

Paula Chakravartty and Katharine Sarikakis

in Media Policy and Globalization

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780748618491
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748670970 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618491.003.0002
Revisiting the history of global communication and media policy

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This chapter provides a broad overview of the shifts in communication policy as the nation-state's regulatory capacity is reconfigured in the context of global integration. It locates current dilemmas and tensions associated with the global neoliberal information economy to earlier experiences of international inequality, specifically in relation to the postcolonial developmental state. It makes the argument that normative claims for social justice and democratic contestation over the very terms of global communication policy must be re-imagined around questions of recognition, redistribution and representation.

Keywords: Postcolonial State; Neoliberalism; Social Justice; Redistribution, Recognition

Chapter.  10550 words. 

Subjects: Media Studies

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