Contents

Figures and Tables

Notes on Contributors

Series Editor’s Preface

Acknowledgements

1 Introduction: Foundations of the Theory and Practice of Global Media and Communication Policy

Introduction

Technology and GMCP

Analytical Tools and Perspectives

GMCP in Historical Perspective

Media and Communication Policy Destabilization

Conclusion: Toward an Emergent GMCP Regime

Overview of the Handbook

Part I Contested Concepts: An Emerging Field

2 The Origins of International Agreements and Global Media: The Post, the Telegraph, and Wireless Communication Before World War I

Introduction

The Post

The Telegraph

Wireless

The Horizon

3 The Evolution of GMCP Institutions

Introduction

Part I: Institutional Profiles

Part II: Thematic Analysis

The Path Ahead

4 Whose Global Village?

Introduction

Unique Characteristics of Communication and Its Policy Research

Lessons from Twentieth-Century Experience

Toward Global Media and Policy

Conclusion

5 Free Flow Doctrine in Global Media Policy

Introduction

Deconstructing the “Free Marketplace of Ideas”

Contextualizing the “Free Flow of Information”

Balanced United Nations Declarations

Contemporary Notions of Freedom of Information

Conclusion

6 Human Rights and Their Role in Global Media and Communication Discourses

Introduction

History of Human Rights

Human Rights and Communication Policy: A Civil Society Perspective

Human Rights and Communication Policy: An Institutional Perspective

Human Rights and Communication Policy: A Business Perspective

Human ...

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