Browse our new books at BASEES Annual Conference 2-4 April 2016, Cambridge, and buy or order the exhibited titles at a special discount.

Anglo-American University and Central European University Press invite you to the launch of Milada Polišenská's new book: Czechoslovak Diplomacy and the Gulag, 1945–1953
Time: Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 18:00
Venue: AAU campus in the Grand Hall, of the Thurn-Taxis Palace, Letenská 5, Prague 1 – Malá Strana. more information

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Book Talks: Post-Communist Mafia State: The Case of Hungary
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Center for Jewish History and Leo Baeck Institute (with additional support from the Hungarian Cultural Center) present How They Lived: The Everyday Lives of Hungarian Jews, 1867-1940

Discussants:
András Koerner,
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Natalia Aleksiun
, Graduate School of Jewish Studies at Touro College in New York and Assistant Professor at the Polish Academy of Sciences' Institute of History in Warsaw (Poland);
Ilse J. Lazaroms
, CJH Prins Post Doctoral Fellow, and
Howard N. Lupovitch, Wayne State University.
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Darius Staliunas, author of Enemies for a Day: Antisemitism and Anti-Jewish Violence in Lithuania under the Tsar, talks about his book at Stanford University.
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Comparative Media Systems
European and Global Perspectives

Edited by:
Bogusława Dobek-Ostrowska, University of Wrocław, Poland
Michał Głowacki, Associate Editor of Central European Journal of Communication
Karol Jakubowicz, Information for All Program, UNESCO
Miklós Sükösd, Central European University, Budapest

Introduced by Daniel C. Hallin and Paolo Mancini, the book takes stock of twenty years of exiting transformation of east European media systems after the collapse of communism in 1989—an explicit, comparative, academic discussion of media politics.

Leading researchers from different regions of Europe and the United States address five major interrelated themes: 1) how ideological and normative constructs gave way to empirical systematic comparative work in media research; 2) the role of foreign media groups in post-communist regions and the effects of ownership in terms of impacts on media freedom; 3) the various dimensions of the relationship between mass media and political systems in a comparative perspective; 4) professionalization of journalism in different political cultures—autonomy of journalists, professional norms and practices, political instrumentalization and the commercialization of the media; 5) the role of state intervention in media systems

Contents

Editors’ Introduction
Preface Daniel C. Hallin and Paolo Mancini
1. Introduction Karol Jakubowicz
2. Comparing West and East Hans J. Kleinsteuber
3. In Search of a Label for the Russian Media System Hedwig de Smaele
4. Introducing Turkey to the Three Media System Models Volkan Uce and Knut De Swert
5. A Perspective from the South Adrian Hadland
6. The Reform of the Public Radio and Television System in the United Kingdom and in Spain (2004–2007)
Carles Llorens and Isabel Fernández Alonso
7. Public Service Broadcasting in Ukraine Olexiy Khabyuk
8. Actors, Evolution, and Production Models in the Commodification of Spanish Television Laura Bergés Saura
9. The Global Journalist Wolfgang Donsbach
10. Czech Journalists after the Collapse of the Old Media System Jaromír Volek
11. Preserving Journalism Auksė Balčytien ė and Halliki Harro-Loit
12. Main Professional Dilemmas of Journalists in Poland Lucyna Szot
13. Comparing Media Systems and Media Content Hartmut Wessler, Malgorzata Skorek, Katharina Kleinen-von Königslöw, Maximilian Held, Mihaela Dobreva, and Manuel Adolphsen
14. Political or Commercial Interests? Poland’s Axel Springer Tabloid, Fakt , and Its Coverage of Germany Maren Röger
Contributors
Index

The volume was co-published with the Center for Media and Communication Studies at CEU and was supported by COST A30--a research project of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology.
Other COST books by CEU Press: Media Freedom and Pluralism and Media, Nationalism and European Identities.

2010
304 pages
ISBN 978-963-9776-54-8 cloth $50.00 / €38.00 / £32.00

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