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The impact of the mass media on the quality of democracy within a state remains a much overlooked area of study

Müller, Lisa (2014) The impact of the mass media on the quality of democracy within a state remains a much overlooked area of study. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (05 Dec 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Media organisations are generally assumed to play an important role in democracies, but how effective are they in performing this function within specific states? Lisa Müller outlines results from an analysis of 47 countries, based on a framework which rates two separate aspects of media performance: the extent to which they perform a ‘watchdog’ role by providing information, and the degree to which they act as a representative forum for the views of citizens. She finds that no country in the analysis scores very highly on both of these dimensions, but that the variations between states match differences in the quality of their democracy.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 09:16
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2019 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71595

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