Members\' books

Media Structures and Media Performance

Editors: Manuel Puppis, Matthias Künzler & Otfried Jarren

Media structures play an important role in explaining media performance. The research on media systems, institutions and organizations developed significantly over the last decade. This volume contains contributions that deal with media structures and their change, the influence of media structures on both media organizations and media content as well as the state of the research field.


Meanings of Audiences: Comparative Discourses

Edited by Richard Butsch and Sonia Livingstone

In today’s thoroughly mediated societies people spend many hours in the role of audiences, while powerful organizations, including governments, corporations and schools, reach people via the media. Consequently, how people think about, and organizations treat, audiences has considerable significance.


De-convergence of Global Media Industries

By Dal Yong Jin

Convergence has become a buzzword, referring on the one hand to the integration between computers, television, and mobile devices or between print, broadcast, and online media and on the other hand, the ownership of multiple content or distribution channels in media and communications.


Nains sans géants: Architecture décentralisée et services Internet

By Francesca Musiani

La décentralisation est au coeur de la genèse de l’internet, dont l’objectif premier était bien de faire communiquer des machines hétérogènes et distantes, sans passer par un point unique.


Climate Change Politics: Communication and Public Engagement

Edited by Anabela Carvalho and Tarla Rai Peterson

This book examines communication as a key component of climate change politics and shows how climate change communication has the potential to invigorate civic politics. It analyzes how citizens represent, construct, and circulate ideas about climate change and how these practices relate to decisions and public policies, as well as to political identities.


The Media in Transitional Democracies

By Katrin Voltmer

The last quarter of a century has seen an unprecedented wave of democratization around the globe. In these transitions from authoritarian rule to a more democratic order, the media have played a key role both by facilitating, but frequently also inhibiting, democratic practices to take root.


Theories and Models of Communication

Edited by Paul Cobley and Peter J. Schulz

This volume offers an overview of the diversity of perspectives on communication: including analyses in terms of biology, sociality, economics, norms and human development. It includes general social science approaches to communication, such as those found in systems theory and cultural theory, as well as perspectives more specifically related to communication acts, such as linguistics and cognition.


The Struggle for Canadian Copyright: Imperialism to Internationalism

By Sara Bannerman 

The book chronicles Canadian copyright history from 1842 to 1971 with a focus on Canada's international copyright relations, and in particular on Canada's relationship to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, the foundational treaty of international copyright.  Canada's history with copyright has long been tumultuous and conflicted, and this book examines Canada’s struggle for copyright sovereignty as one that continues to this day.


Audience Transformations: Shifting Audience Positions in Late Modernity

Edited by Nico Carpentier, Kim Christian Schrøder, Lawrie Hallett

The concept of the audience is changing. In the twenty-first century there are novel configurations of user practices and technological capabilities that are altering the way we understand and trust media organizations and representations, how we participate in society, and how we construct our social relations.


Media Regulators in Europe: A Cross-Country Comparative Analysis

Edited by Helena Sousa, Wolfgang Trützschler, Joaquim Fidalgo and Mariana Lameiras

This publication aims at gathering and analyzing information about media regulators in a particular part of the world: Western Europe. Although there is quite a lot of data available (mostly online and in different languages), we’re attempting to organize a coherent and hopefully useful document for regulators, politicians, academics and citizens concerned with the symbolic environment.