Media and Communications Policy Making

Processes, Dynamics and International Variations

  • Robert G. Picard

Part of the Palgrave Global Media Policy and Business book series (GMPB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Contexts and Means of Policy Making

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  3. Three Levels of Policy Making

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  4. Policy Reviews, Advocacy and Future Research

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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 221-279

About this book


This textbook focuses on how media and communications policy is made and what influences its design. It explores the structures and processes in which policymaking takes place worldwide, the factors that determine its forms, influence its elements, and affect its outcomes. It explores how to analyze policy proposals, evaluate policy, and use policy studies approaches to examine policy and policymaking. Truly international in scope, it lays out the variety of political, social, economic, and institutional influences on policy, the roles of industries and policy advocates in the processes, and issues and factors that complicate effective policymaking and skew policy outcomes. This textbook is a valuable resource for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students.


policy making global media policy regulation media law

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert G. Picard
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  1. 1.Reuters InstituteUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-35172-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-35173-1
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