Political Regimes and the Media in Asia
Continuities, Contradictions and Change
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Political Regimes and the Media in Asia by Krishna Sen
Book DescriptionThis book analyzes the relationship between political power and the media in a range of nation states in East and Southeast Asia, focusing in particular on the place of the media in authoritarian and post-authoritarian regimes. It discusses the centrality of media in sustaining repressive regimes, and the key role of the media in the transformation and collapse of such regimes. It questions in particular the widely held beliefs, that the state can have complete control over the media consumption of its citizens, that commercialization of the media necessarily leads to democratization, and that the transnational, liberal dimensions of western media are crucial for democratic movements in Asia. Countries covered include Burma, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415402972
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Krishna Sen
Krishna Sen holds the chair of Asian Media at Curtin University of Technology and is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Asia Research Centre at Murdoch University, Australia. She has published many books and articles on the Indonesia media, and other aspects of Indonesian culture and politics. Terence Lee is an Associate Professor of Mass Communication in the School of Media Communication & Culture and a Research Fellow of the Asia Research Centre at Murdoch University, Australia. He has published widely on various aspects of the media, politics and the creative industries in Singapore.
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