Media, Communication and the Struggle for Democratic Change

Case Studies on Contested Transitions

Editors: Voltmer, K., Christensen, C., Neverla, I., Stremlau, N., Thomass, B., Vladisavljevic, N., Wasserman, H. (Eds.)

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  • Theorizes democratization within a communication framework 
  • Explains normative dilemmas of journalism and media outside established western democracies
  • Provides guidance for practitioners of media development working in conflict zones
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This book investigates the role of media and communication in processes of democratization in different political and cultural contexts. Struggles for democratic change are periods of intense contest over the transformation of citizenship and the reconfiguration of political power. These democratization conflicts are played out within an increasingly complex media ecology where traditional modes of communication merge with new digital networks, thus bringing about multiple platforms for journalists and political actors to promote and contest competing definitions of reality. The volume draws on extensive case study research in South Africa, Kenya, Egypt and Serbia to highlight the ambivalent role of the media as force for democratic change, citizen empowerment, and accountability, as well as driver of polarization, radicalization and manipulation.

About the authors

Katrin Voltmer is Professor of Communication and Democracy at the University of Leeds, UK. 
Christian Christensen is Professor of Journalism at Stockholm University, Sweden.
Nicole Stremlau is Research Professor in the Humanities at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa and Head of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, at the University of Oxford, UK.
Irene Neverla is Professor Emerita at the Institute of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Hamburg, Germany.
Barbara Thomass is Professor for International Comparison of Media Systems at the Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany.
Nebojša Vladisavljević is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade, Serbia.
Herman Wasserman is Professor of Media Studies and Director of the Centre for Film and Media Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction: Democratization Conflicts as Communicative Contestations

    Pages 1-31

    Voltmer, Katrin

  • Media, Power, Citizenship: The Mediatization of Democratic Change

    Pages 35-58

    Voltmer, Katrin (et al.)

  • Conflict-Sensitive Journalism? Journalistic Role Perceptions and Practices in Democratization Conflicts

    Pages 59-81

    Lohner, Judith (et al.)

  • Peace, But at What Cost? Media Coverage of Elections and Conflict in Kenya

    Pages 83-105

    Cheeseman, Nic (et al.)

  • Creativity and Strategy: How Civil Society Organizations Communicate and Mobilize in Egypt, Kenya, Serbia and South Africa

    Pages 109-131

    Bosch, Tanja (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Media, Communication and the Struggle for Democratic Change
Book Subtitle
Case Studies on Contested Transitions
Editors
  • Katrin Voltmer
  • Christian Christensen
  • Irene Neverla
  • Nicole Stremlau
  • Barbara Thomass
  • Nebojsa Vladisavljevic
  • Herman Wasserman
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-16748-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-16748-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-16747-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 305
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations
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