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A Justice-Based Approach for New Media Policy

In the Paths of Righteousness

Authors: Schejter, Amit M., Tirosh, Noam

  • Presents a new and innovative approach to media policy
  • Makes accessible complex theoretical ideas and applies them to a new field 
  • Combines theoretical discussion and demonstrates application of the theory to an analysis of particular case studies
  • Provocative and different from mainstream media policy texts
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About this book

In this book, distributional justice theories developed by John Rawls and Amartya Sen are applied to the governance of today’s media, proposing a fresh,  and innovative assessment of the potential role for media in society. Three case studies describe the utilization of new media by marginalized communities in Israel – Ethiopian immigrants, the Bedouin and Palestinians – and set the stage for media policy scholars, teachers and students to discuss an analytic framework for media policy that is fresh, different, innovative and original. Departing from the utilitarian principles that dominate Western liberal regimes, and that have led to the proliferation of media systems in which control is concentrated in the hands of the few, this work proposes an alternative that focuses on redistributing power and voice. 

About the authors

Amit M. Schejter is Professor and Head of the Department of Communication Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel and Co-director of the Institute for Information Policy at Penn State University, USA. 

Noam Tirosh is a post-doctoral fellow at the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies at Northwestern University, USA                         

Reviews

A Justice-Based Approach for New Media Policy: In the Paths of Righteousness, the new book by Amit Schejter & Noam Tirosh is an important and original contribution to global media policy research. Linking media policy to issues of social justice, Schejter and Tirosh elevate media policy from the realm of technocrats and bureaucrats to the bustling arena of popular politics, exactly where it belongs. The coming decades will likely be decisive ones for the future of democracy worldwide, and as Schejter and Tirosh demonstrate, media policy will be crucial to how the matter is resolved.” (Robert W. McChesney, co-author, “People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy”, Mcchesney is the Gutgsell Endowed Professor, Department of Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

“This very interesting book provides a valuable account of how marginalised communities in Israel - Palestinians, Ethiopian immigrants and Bedouins - have used communication technologies to regain their voices and to seek redistributive justice. It shows how the struggle for democratic media policies needs to be an essential part of wider struggles against discrimination and oppression.” (Des Freedman, Professor of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London, Author of “The Contradictions of Media Power and The Politics of Media Policy”)

“Net-based platforms give voice and presence to marginalized publics and issue. The tone and tenor of that voice varies, however, along with the texture of that presence. The thought-provoking and must read "A Justice-Based Approach for New Media Policy: In the Paths of Righteousness,” sheds important and timely insight to these processes, by mapping how voice can turn into impact, and how impact can translate into long term and just policy.” (Zizi Papacharissi, PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago, Editor of Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Editor, Social Media and Society)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    M. Schejter, Amit (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

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  • The Novelty and Utility in New Media

    Schejter, Amit M. (et al.)

    Pages 7-32

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  • Competing Theories of Justice

    Schejter, Amit M. (et al.)

    Pages 33-50

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  • Media Policy and Theories of Justice

    Schejter, Amit M. (et al.)

    Pages 51-59

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  • The Digital Divide in Israel

    Schejter, Amit M. (et al.)

    Pages 63-69

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Buy this book

eBook 39,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-41510-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 51,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-41509-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Justice-Based Approach for New Media Policy
Book Subtitle
In the Paths of Righteousness
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41510-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41510-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-41509-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 133
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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