The Politics of World Communication
A Human Rights Perspective
By (author) Cees Jan Hamelink
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Politics of World Communication by Cees Jan Hamelink
Book DescriptionCommunication plays a central part in the increasing global interconnectedness of contemporary societies, nations and economies. In this book Cees J Hamelink examines the political processes and decisions which determine the global communication environment. Mass communication, telecommunication, data traffic, intellectual property and communication technology have all been regulated by agreements within the international community. Examining negotiation processes and their outcomes, the author offers an analysis of the global politics of communication and its implications for specific nations, areas and communities. Underlying the analysis is a fundamental concern with communication as an issue of human rights which raises the question: Do the standards agreed on world communication address the interests of ordinary people in their everyday lives?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780803978232
(216mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Nov-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Cees Jan Hamelink
Global Communication, Paperback (December 2014)
A student introduction to the history, present and future of global communication from one of Europe's most respected communication scholars.
Ethics of Cyberspace, Paperback (November 2000)
Proposes an answer to - how should democratic societies organize cyberspace? - that puts human-rights, rather than profit, at the top of the agenda. The author argues that conventional ethical approaches are all seriously flawed.
World Communication, Paperback (January 1995)» View all books by Cees Jan Hamelink
This is an overview of the state of global communication. The book looks at: the concept of the global village; the international media marketplace; the history of world communication; recent communication trends; and the idea of empowerment as applied to communication.
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Author Biography - Cees Jan Hamelink
Dr. Cees J. Hamelink is Emeritus Professor of International Communication at the University of Amsterdam. He is also currently Professor for Information Management at the University of Aruba, and Professor of Human Rights and Public Health at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Communication Gazette and Honorary President of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). He is author of 17 monographs on communication, culture, and human rights. His latest book is a textbook on Global Communication (SAGE, 2015). Professor Hamelink received life-time achievements awards from various international organisations and has been consultant to many national governments and agencies in the UN system.
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