Media and Communications Policy Mechanisms and Tools

  • Robert G. PicardEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Global Media Policy and Business book series (GMPB)


This chapter examines how objectives, choices of mechanisms and tools available to policy makers are used to organize media and communications markets, to regulate behavior and to create operating requirements. It explores the use of incentives, disincentives, standards and regulation and the purposes served by different policy tools. It addresses tools such as tax credits, subsidies, regulation, regulatory exemption, public provision and consumer protective tools.


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  1. 1.Reuters InstituteUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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