Broadcasting and market-driven politics in the UK and Germany: the Peacock Committee in comparative perspective

  title={Broadcasting and market-driven politics in the UK and Germany: the Peacock Committee in comparative perspective},
  author={Christian Potschka},
  journal={International Journal of Cultural Policy},
  pages={595 - 609}
  • Christian Potschka
  • Published 26 September 2013
  • Political Science
  • International Journal of Cultural Policy
When, from the 1980s onwards, market-driven politics won widespread recognition in liberal capitalist Western democracies, processes of broadcasting marketization in the UK and Germany were decisively determined by two inquiries: the Committee on the Financing of the BBC, chaired by Alan Peacock, and the Commission for the Development of the Technical Communications System (KtK), chaired by Eberhard Witte. This article compares how both inquiries, driven by their chairmen, affected domestic… 

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