During the last decennia media environments and political communication systems have changed fundamentally. These changes have major ramifications for the political information environments and the extent to which they aid people in becoming informed citizens.
This chapter aims at describing the effects of media modernisation and commercialisation on journalism and politics in contemporary Greece.
This chapter argues that since the mid-1980s, the European Union (EU) has sought to initiate policies to ‘Europeanize’ the whole communication sector of its Member States. These policies have sought to Europeanize, i.e., harmonize as well as to protect, the media sector and to make it competitive both in the internal European market and in the global market.
By reviewing the existing literature on populism in Greece, this chapter, aims at providing a systematic framework to understand the role of populist rhetoric in the formation of the modern Greek state and in contemporary Greek political culture.
This article attempts to describe and interpret broadcasting deregulation in Greece, by looking at the role of the state in broadcasting affairs.
This article attempts to describe and examine the concept of public service broadcasting, its Justifications and the deregulatory trends on the European Continent. It was published in 1990 in the Journal of Information Science.
The technological, political and regulatory developments have introduced a complexity of new forces which are transforming the medium into an international one. This papers sets out both to identify and document the process of internationalization.
This article examines the notion of the "Americanization" of political and campaign communication. It explores the significance of the convergence of practices and the implications for future patterns of political communication and sociopolitical development.
This article attempts to review and analyse the politics of deregulation of Greek broadcasting and the side-effects of an undisciplined television environment.
This article makes an effort to examine the positions of fourteen leading Greek newspapers, taking as a point of departure an earlier study on the Macedonian question and expanding it to include the interim accord between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
This article explores the ways that Greek election campaigns have changed as a result of the development and growing dominance of private television. It sketches some of the reasons behind those changes and discusses the centrality of television in contemporary Greek election campaigning and politics.
This article analyses the effects of media commercialization and market expansion on Greek journalism and argues that although journalism appears to be a profession which plays a more active social and political role in Greece, it is heavily influenced by the constraints imposed by news organizations.
This study provides an account of the recent decline of the Greek press—one of the most seriously hit media industries in Europe. It argues that the crisis of the Greek press is the result of a combination of factors and not simply the consequence of the deregulation of the broadcasting system.
This paper tries to develop a theoretical understanding of parallels between countries of Southern Europe and Latin America, focusing particularly on the concept of political clientelism. It focuses on the four European countries of Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal, plus three cases in Latin America – Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.
This chapter aims to explain the processes and effects of the deregulation that took place in European television systems in the 1980s and 1990s. Most of the themes outlined in this chapter are dealt with in some detail in the subsequent chapters of the book.