• Arthur Ituassu

Media and politics in new democracies: Europe in a comparative perspective


My book-review of Jan Zielonka (ed.), Media and politics in new democracies: Europe in a comparative perspective. Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2015, xiv + 322 pp.; ISBN: 9780198747536 published at New Media & Society Vol. 19, Issue 3, 2017. Comparative political communication is experiencing a radiant moment since the publicationof Hallin and Mancini’s (2004) Comparing Media Systems: Three Models ofMedia and Politics. After the book was published, numerous studies were developed,applying the authors’ approach to different countries and regions. Not by chance, one ofthe main objects in the field is the series of nations that changed autocratic rule to democracyin the last decades of the 20th century. After the end of the Cold War, various communistregimes and military or one-party dictatorships turned to democracy in Europe,Latin America, Asia, and Africa. (continue reading....)


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