New IAMCR/Palgrave book

The Global Media Policy Working Group is pleased to announce the publication of Global Communication Governance at the crossroads, the 20th title in the Palgrave/IAMCR book series Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research. Edited by Claudia Padovani, Véronique Wavre, Arne Hintz, Gerard Goggin and Petros Iosifidis.

See the publisher's description of the book

The collection celebrates 20+ years of activity of the Working Group on Global Media Policy, addressing current challenges, trends and transformations in global communication governance. Exploring changes in the actors, issues, values and contexts of media and communications, it investigates the crossroads that media policy is facing and offers visions for the future. A diverse range of scholars and expert practitioners discuss what regulatory reforms and governing mechanisms are required to advance democratic participation and fundamental rights in platform societies.

Organized around five sections, the volume considers the geopolitics of emerging communication orders; the changing roles of actors and stakeholders; the challenge of embedding rights and values in regulatory arrangements; the intersection of technology and policy; and the need to rethink epistemologies and methodologies for researching this field.

Contributions from different disciplines and cultural backgrounds include provocative think pieces and longer analyses. All chapters are grounded in historically-aware understandings of contemporary transformations, while anticipating dynamics of our communication futures.  

This book:

  • Explores current trends and challenges of communication governance
  • Provides visions for the future regulation of old and new media
  • Analyses politics, actors and technologies in shaping policy

Claudia Padovani is Associate Professor in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Padova, co-Chair of IAMCR's Global Media Policy Working Group, and member of IAMCR's International Council.

Véronique Wavre is Researcher at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Arne Hintz is Reader at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture, and co-Chair of IAMCR's Global Media Policy Working Group.

Gerard Goggin is Professor of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney, and IAMCR Secretary General.

Petros Iosifidis is Professor in Media Policy at City, University of London, and member of IAMCR.

Discount for IAMCR members

IAMCR members are entitled to a special 35% discount on all titles in the series. If you are a member of IAMCR, email GlobalTransformations@iamcr.org with "global transformations discount" as the subject of your message for details on how to get your discount.

Go to the publisher's website to purchase a title in the series.


The above text is from the publisher's description of the book.

Title: Global Communication Governance at the Crossroads
Editors:  Claudia Padovani, Véronique Wavre, Arne Hintz, Gerard Goggin and Petros Iosifidis
Published: 2023
Pages: 426