Comparing Media Systems: three models of media and politics

  title={Comparing Media Systems: three models of media and politics},
  author={Daniel C. Hallin and Paolo Mancini},
  journal={Brazilian journalism research},
This book proposes a framework for comparative analysis of the relation between the media and the political system. Building on a survey of media institutions in eighteen West European and North American democracies, Hallin and Mancini identify the principal dimensions of variation in media systems and the political variables that have shaped their evolution. They go on to identify three major models of media system development, the Polarized Pluralist, Democratic Corporatist, and Liberal… Expand
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