Against a background of rapid technological change, the impact of global communication on national cultures and societies has become a dynamic area of critical enquiry. International Communication and Globalization offers a timely overview of the rapidly expanding area of media and communication studies. Leading contributors offer a range of perspectives on the relationship between the process of globalization and international communication. Individual chapters examine the impact of market relations, deregulation and technology of Third World countries, as well as the ethics of the global communications industry. International Communication and Globalization makes an important intervention in
Chapter 4: Communication and the Globalization Process in the Developing World
Communication and the Globalization Process in the Developing World
The purpose of this chapter is to examine the rapid process of globalization, its impact on the countries of the developing world and the changes which have emerged in the communication and cultural policies of these countries. The main focus is not only on the evaluation of deregulation policy, but also on the flow of capital and the drastic changes in communication technologies in the seven most powerful industrial nations of the world. The endorsement of both private sector and interest groups as agents with an active political role is considered and, furthermore, the empowerment of international institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, ...