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Routledge Handbook of Media Law

Edited by: Monroe E. Price , Stefaan G. Verhulst , Libby Morgan

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  January  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415683166
eBook ISBN: 9780203074572
Adobe ISBN: 9781135109011

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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 innovation.

The book addresses a range of issues including:

  • Media Law and Evolving Concepts of Democracy
  • Network neutrality and traffic management
  • Public Service Broadcasting in Europe
  • Interception of Communication and Surveillance in Russia
  • State secrets, leaks and the media 

A variety of rule-making institutions are considered, including administrative, and judicial entities within and outside government, but also entities such as associations and corporations that generate binding rules. The book assesses the emerging role of supranational economic and political groupings as well as non-Western models, such as China and India, where cultural attitudes toward media freedoms are often very different.

Monroe E. Price is Director of the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for the University of Pennsylvania and Joseph and Sadie Danciger Professor of Law and Director of the Howard M. Squadron Program in Law, Media and Society at the Cardozo School of Law.

Stefaan Verhulst is Chief of Research at the Markle Foundation. Previously he was the co-founder and co-director, with Professor Monroe Price, of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP) at Oxford University, as well as senior research fellow at the Centre for Socio Legal Studies.

Libby Morgan is the Associate Director of the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for the University of Pennsylvania.



Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Tracing Media Policy Decisions Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Rational Legal Authority, Formal and Informal Rules in the News Media Download PDF
Chapter  3:  “Club Government” and Independence in Media Regulation Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Mainstreaming EU Cultural Policies Internally and Externally Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Commercial Content and its Relationship to Media Content Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The European Court of Human Rights, Media Freedom and Democracy Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Different Concepts of Free Expression and its Link with Democracy, the Public Sphere and Other Concepts Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Internet Freedom, the Public Sphere and Constitutional Guarantees Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Freedom of Expression and the Right of Access to the Internet Download PDF
Chapter  10:  From Freedom of Speech to the Right to Communicate Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Public Service Media Narratives Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Accountability, Citizenship and Public Media Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Customary Law and Media Regulation in Conflict and Post-Conflict States Download PDF
Chapter  14:  In the Name of God Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Media Control with Chinese Characteristics Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Social Dynamics in the Evolution of China’s Internet Content Control Regime Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Between Sedition and Seduction Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Controlling New Media (Without the Law) Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Are States Still Important? Download PDF
Chapter  20:  International Governance in a New Media Environment Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Self-and Co-Regulation Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Media Governance and Technology Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Governing Media Through Technology Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Do We Know a Medium When We See One? Download PDF
Chapter  25:  To “be Let Alone” in Social Media Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Self-Regulation and the Construction of Media Harms Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Technological Innovation, Paradox and Icts Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Net Neutrality and Audiovisual Services Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Network Neutrality and the Need for a Technological Turn in Internet Scholarship Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Regulatory Trends in a Social Media Context Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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