A Justice-Based Approach for New Media Policy: In the Paths of Righteousness

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"This is a vital and original contribution to global media policy research. Linking media policy to social justice, the authors elevate media policy to the bustling arena of popular politics, showing how media policy will be crucial to the future of democracy worldwide."--Robert W. McChesney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA 'This very interesting book provides a valuable account of how marginalised communities have used communication technology to regain their voices and seek justice. It shows how the struggle for democratic media policies needs to be an essential part of struggles against discrimination and oppression.' - Des Freedman, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK 'This thought-provoking and must-read book sheds important and timely insight on how net-based platforms give voice and presence to marginalized publics, by mapping how voice can turn into impact, and translate into long-term and just policy.' - Zizi Papacharissi, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA In this book, a novel approach applying the theoretical framework of distributional justice theories developed by John Rawls and Amartya Sen to the governance of today's media proposes a fresh, 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. Amit M. Schejter is Professor and Head of the Department of Communication Studies at Ben-Gurion University of ... [long field truncated]
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages133
Edition1st ed. 2016
ISBN (Electronic)9783319415109
ISBN (Print)3319415093, 9783319415093
StatePublished - 2016

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NamePalgrave pivot
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (all)
  • Arts and Humanities (all)


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