Besley, Timothy and Prat, Andrea (2005) Handcuffs for the grabbing hand: media capture and government accountability. CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3132 2002, PEPP/7. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
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It has long been recognized that the media play an essential role in government accountability. However, even in the absence of censorship, the government may in‡uence news content by maintaining a “cozy” relationship with the media. This paper develops a model of democratic politics in which media capture is endogenous. The model o¤ers insights into the features of the media market that determine the ability of the government to exercise such capture and hence to in‡uence political outcomes.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Discussion Paper)|
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|Library of Congress subject classification:||J Political Science > JC Political theory
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
|Sets:||Collections > Economists Online
Departments > Economics
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