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Rethinking Media Pluralism

Kari Karppinen


In this book, the author argues that media pluralism needs to be rescued from its depoliticized uses and re-imagined more broadly as a normative value that refers to the distribution of communicative power in the public sphere. It notes that access to a broad range of different political views and cultural expressions is often regarded as a self-evident value in both theoretical and political debates on media and democracy. While this pluralism is commonly accepted as a guiding principle of media policy, the book argues that opinions on the meaning and nature of media pluralism vary widely, an ... More

Keywords: media pluralism, media policy, communication, democracy, consumer choice, Citizenship, social values

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780823245123
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823245123.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kari Karppinen, author
University of Helsinki