Public Spheres and Mediated Social Networks in the Western Context and Beyond

Wheeler, Mark and Iosifidis, Petros (2016) Public Spheres and Mediated Social Networks in the Western Context and Beyond. Palgrave Global Media Policy and Business . Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-137-41030-6

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Abstract

Social media is said to radically change the way in which public communication takes place: information diffuses faster and can reach a large number of people, but what makes the process so novel is that online networks can empower people to compete with traditional broadcasters or public figures. This book critically interrogates the contemporary relevance of social networks as a set of economic, cultural and political enterprises and as a public sphere in which a variety of political and socio-cultural demands can be met. It examines policy, regulatory and socio-cultural issues arising from the transformation of communication to a multi-layered sphere of online and social networks. The central theme of the book is to address the following questions: Are online and social networks an unstoppable democratizing and mobilizing force? Is there a need for policy and intervention to ensure the development of comprehensive and inclusive social networking frameworks? Social media are viewed both as a tool that allows citizens to influence policymaking, and as an object of new policies and regulations, such as data retention, privacy and copyright laws, around which citizens are mobilizing.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Media and Communication; Social Media; Regional and Cultural Studies; Communication Studies; Political Communication; Public Policy
Subjects: 300 Social sciences
300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation
Department: School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mark Wheeler
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2016 09:41
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2016 09:41
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/1133

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