'This comprehensive, easily accessible book will be a helpful companion to students and researchers alike... [a] superb guide to "The Media in Europe".' - Journal of European Affairs
Completely rewritten, the Third Edition of this successful guide to European media systems has also been expanded to include Central and Eastern Europe as well as Western Europe.
Covering 23 countries, the volume highlights and explains key issues of debate and current tendencies in media policy and provides basic statistics relating to each case study.The chapters are written by an expert from the country concerned. Most of these are members of the Euromedia Research Group, a research collective that has been active for more than 20 years and has produced a series of assessments of media policy developments in Europe.
Denis McQuail is emeritus professor of communication at the University of Amsterdam and visiting professor in the Department of Politics, University of Southampton. His books include Audience Analysis (1997) and McQuail's Mass Communication Theory (5th ed. 2005), a comprehensive introduction to the field that takes full account of new technologies and globalization issues. His most recent edited collection is Communication Theory and Research (2006), which presents outstanding studies in communications research published during the last decade. The selections are drawn from the European Journal of Communication, a leading international journal, founded by McQuail, Peter Golding and Els De Bens.
Introduction - Denis McQuail Austria - Josef Trappel Belgium - Els De Bens Czech Republic - Jan [ac]Cul[ac]ik Denmark - Frands Mortensen Finland - Marina [um]Osterlund-Karinkanta France - Jean-Marie Charon Germany - Hans J Kleinsteuber Greece - Stylianos Papathanossopoulos Hungary - B[ac]alazs Kiss Ireland - Wolfgang Truetzschler Italy - Gianpietro Mazzoleni Luxembourg - Mario Hirsch The Netherlands - Kees Brants Norway - Helge [sl]Ostbye Poland - Koral Jakubowicz Portugal - Manuel Pinto and Helena Sousa Russia - Elena Vartanova Slovakia - Andrej [ac]Skolkay Slovenia - Vida Zei Spain - Rosario de Mateo Sweden - Olof Hult[ac]en Switzerland - Werner A Meier United Kingdom - Jeremy Tunstall