Comparing Mass Media in Established Democracies

Patterns of Media Performance

  • Authors
  • Lisa Müller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Lisa Müller
      Pages 1-10
  3. Comparative Research on Media and Democracy

  4. Assessing Democratic Media Performance

  5. The Effects of Differences in Media Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Lisa Müller
      Pages 205-222
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 223-270

About this book


This book examines the contribution of mass media to modern democracies, in comparative perspective. Part I deals with the conceptualization and implementation of a systematic framework to assess democratic media performance, both in terms of media systems and content. Part II studies media effects on the quality of democracy.


democracy mass media media

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