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[ecrea] !!!!!!!!!! NEW ECREA BOOK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fri Oct 27 19:35:52 GMT 2006

Dear list members,

ECREA is glad to announce the publication of the 
third volume of its Book Series, entitled 
"Reclaiming the Media. Communication Rights and Democratic Media Roles".

All ECREA members will receive a free copy of this book (soon).

ECREA members are also invited to respond to the 
new call for book proposals for its Book Series 
(volume 4), which can be found in the "members 
only" segment of the ECREA website (

Kind regards, Nico Carpentier

Ps: for questions about the ECREA membership, 
please contact our General-Secretary, Annaleena 
Ylinen at <(annaleena.ylinen /at/>.


Reclaiming the Media
Communication Rights and Democratic Media Roles

Edited by Bart Cammaerts
& Nico Carpentier
Paperback 230x174mm
Price £19.95, $40.00

  About the book
At the beginning of the 21st century, it hardly 
goes uncontested anymore that media organisations 
play an important role in democracy. The main 
questions have now become whether the 
contemporary media conjuncture offers enough to 
our democracies, how their democratic investment 
can be deepened and how our communication rights can be expanded.
This book aims to look at four thematic areas 
that structure the opportunities for 
democratising (media) democracy. A first section 
is devoted to citizenship and the public spheres, 
giving special attention to the general theme of 
communication rights. The second section 
elaborates further on a notion central to 
communication rights, namely that of 
participation. The third section returns to the 
traditional representational role in relation to 
democracy and citizenship, scrutinizing and 
criticizing the democratic efforts of 
contemporary journalism. The fourth section moves 
outside of the (traditional) media system, and 
deals with the diversity of media and communication strategies of activists.

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Foreword by Peter Dahlgren

Introduction by Nico Carpentier and Bart Cammaerts

Section One Introduction by Bart Cammaerts
Citizenship, the Public Sphere, and Media

Chapter One by Kari Karppinen
Making a difference to media pluralism: a 
critique of the pluralistic consensus in European media policy

Chapter Two by Claudia Padovani, Arjuna Tuzzi, and Giorgia Nesti
Communication and (e)democracy: assessing European e-democracy discourses

Chapter Three by Margit Böck
Reducing communicative inequalities towards a pedagogy for inclusion

Section Two Introduction
Participation and Media by Nico Carpentier

Chapter Four by Auli Harju
Citizen participation and local public spheres: 
an agency and identity focussed approach to the 
Tampere postal services conflict

Chapter Five by Egil G. Skogseth
Towards fair participation: recruitment strategies in Demostation

Chapter Six by Tamara Witschge
Representation and inclusion in the online debate: the issue of honor killings

Section Three Introduction by Nico Carpentier
Journalism, Media, and Democracy

Chapter Seven by Nico Carpentier
Coping with the agoraphobic media professional: a 
typology of journalistic practices reinforcing democracy and participation

Chapter Eight by Hannu Nieminen
Disobedient media  unruly citizens: governmental communication in crisis

Chapter Nine by Anu Kantola
On the dark side of democracy: the global imaginary of financial journalism

Section Four Introduction by Bart Cammaerts
Activism and Media

Chapter Ten by Natalie Fenton
Contesting global capital, new media, solidarity, 
and the role of a social imaginary

Chapter Eleven by Arne Hintz
Civil Society Media at the WSIS: a new actor in 
global communication governance?

Chapter Twelve by Bart Cammaerts
Media and communication strategies of glocalized 
activists: beyond media-centric thinking

Carpentier Nico (Phd)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University of Brussels
Centre for Studies on Media and Culture (CeMeSO)
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