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Description - Media Regulation by Peter Lunt

"An exemplary study of how media regulation works (and, by implication, how it could work better) set within a wider discussion of democratic theory and political values. It will be of interest not only to students and scholars but to people around the world grappling with the same problem: the need to regulate markets, and the difficulty of doing this well."
- James Curran, Goldsmiths, University of London


In Media Regulation, two leading scholars of the media examine the challenges of regulation in the global mediated sphere. This book explores the way that regulation affects the relations between government, the media and communications market, civil society, citizens and consumers. Drawing on theories of governance and the public sphere, the book critically analyzes issues at the heart of today's media, from the saturation of advertising to burdens on individuals to control their own media literacy.

Peter Lunt and Sonia Livingstone incisively lay bare shifts in governance and the new role of the public sphere which implicate self-regulation, the public interest, the role of civil society and the changing risks and opportunities for citizens and consumers. It is essential reading to understand the forces that are reshaping the media landscape.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780857025708
ISBN-10: 0857025708
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Dec-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter Lunt

Peter Lunt is Professor of Media and Communication at the University of Leicester. His research interests include audience research, popular television, the public understanding of media regulation and media and social theory. He is currently working on a project on media, history and memory and on the changing understanding of public service broadcasting. He is the author of five books including Talk on Television (with Sonia Livingstone, Routledge, 1994) and Stanley Milgram (Palgrave, 2010) and many academic papers and chapters. Sonia Livingstone is Professor of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. With longstanding interests in audiences, policy, citizen values and changes in media environments and infrastructures, she has most recently been focused on digital and online technologies and the opportunities and risks these offer to children and young people in private and public spaces. She has coordinated and led the EU Kids Online project since 2006.

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