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 49: Conclusions
A Change of Direction
By assigning quangos strictly administrative functions, we are removing them as actors in democratic politics and public debate. (Cameron, 2009)
In July 2009, nearly a year before the Conservatives formed a Coalition government with the Liberal Democrats in the UK, Conservative leader David ...