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A critique of the systems approaches in comparative media research: a Central and Eastern European perspective

Rantanen, Terhi (2013) A critique of the systems approaches in comparative media research: a Central and Eastern European perspective. Global Media and Communication, 9 (3). pp. 257-277. ISSN 1742-7665

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Abstract

This article looks critically at the systems approaches in comparative media studies when applied to studying the relationship between media and politics in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). It introduces a concept of methodological systematization consisting of four different components: (1) the relationship between a political and a media system (methodological politicization); (2) the relationship between democracy and a media system (methodological democratization); (3) the relationship between a nation-state and a media system (methodological nationalism); and (4) the relationship between culture and a media system (methodological structuralism). The article concludes that these system approaches should not be taken as a naturalized starting point for comparative research when studying media and politics in CEE.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://gmc.sagepub.com/
Additional Information: © 2013 by SAGE Publications
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2014 14:55
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/56605/

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