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Media-State Relations in Emerging Democracies



Hadland A (2015) Media-State Relations in Emerging Democracies. Basingstoke UK: Palgrave MacMillan.

With most of the world's population living in states that have begun the process of democratisation, Media-State Relations in Emerging Democracies examines the critical interface between the news media and the state in these countries. What is the media's role in the democratisation process? And how does the state intervene in, co-opt or prescribe the national discourse? Using a series of case studies, including South Africa and the People's Republic of China, this original work proposes a new framework for understanding media-state relations in the world's emerging democracies. Bringing together a wide range of knowledge and literature from multiple disciplines together with personal insights and experiences gained during his career in global political journalism, Adrian Hadland explodes some of the myths of current thinking about the media and democracy and looks ahead to the role journalism ought to be playing in the 21st century.

Publication date31/12/2015
PublisherPalgrave MacMillan
Publisher URL…t1=9781137493484
Place of publicationBasingstoke UK

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Professor Adrian Hadland
Professor Adrian Hadland

Professor, Communications, Media and Culture