Media, Democracy and Freedom (Paperback)

The Post-Communist Experience (Interdisciplinary Studies on Central and Eastern Europe #6)

By Marta Dyczok (Editor), Oxana Gaman-Golutvina (Editor)

Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der W, 9783034303118, 246pp.

Publication Date: October 23, 2009

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This book does what few other works have done: it examines the role media have played in the larger political, economic and social transformations in the post communist space. An international group of scholars from various disciplines explore the complex relations between media, society, and the state in this region over the past twenty years, and present theoretical arguments that challenge dominant views. They scrutinize changes in the public sphere as well as the media itself, its role, format, agenda and quality in the context of changing values and shifting power relationships.

About the Author

The Editors: Marta Dyczok is Associate Professor of History and Political Science at the University of Western Ontario, and CERES Fellow at the University of Toronto, Canada. Author of two books, including, The Grand Alliance and Ukrainian Refugees (2000), her research is on media, post communism, Ukraine and migration. Oxana Gaman-Golutvina is Professor of Political Science at Moscow Institute of Foreign Relations (MGIMO-UNIVERSITY) and the Higher School of Economics, and Vice-president of the Russian Association of Political Science. Author of over 150 publications, including several books, her Political Elites in Russia was recognized the best political science book in Russia in 2007.