In Media Regulation, two leading scholars of the media examine the challenges of regulation in the global mediated sphere. Peter Lunt and Sonia Livingstone explore the way that regulation affects the relations between government, the media and communications market, civil society, citizens and consumers. Drawing on theories of governance and the public sphere, the book critically analyzes issues at the heart of today's media, from the future of public service broadcasting to burdens on individuals to develop their media literacy.
Chapter 2: Regulation and the Public Interest
Regulation and the Public Interest
Administrative regulation – economic and social regulation by means of agencies operating outside the line of hierarchical control or oversight by central administration – is rapidly becoming the new frontier of public policy and public administration throughout the industrialized world. ...