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Media Policy and Globalization$
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Paula Chakravartty and Katharine Sarikakis

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780748618491

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618491.001.0001

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Revisiting the history of global communication and media policy

Revisiting the history of global communication and media policy

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(p.24) 2 Revisiting the history of global communication and media policy
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Media Policy and Globalization
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Paula Chakravartty

Katharine Sarikakis

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618491.003.0002

This chapter provides a broad overview of the shifts in communication policy as the nation-state's regulatory capacity is reconfigured in the context of global integration. It locates current dilemmas and tensions associated with the global neoliberal information economy to earlier experiences of international inequality, specifically in relation to the postcolonial developmental state. It makes the argument that normative claims for social justice and democratic contestation over the very terms of global communication policy must be re-imagined around questions of recognition, redistribution and representation.

Keywords:   Postcolonial State, Neoliberalism, Social Justice, Redistribution, Recognition

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