Deliberation, Democracy, and the Media

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Simone Chambers, Anne N. Costain
Rowman & Littlefield, 2000 - Political Science - 243 pages
Is deliberative democracy the ideal goal of free speech? How do social movement organizations, activists, and political candidates use the media to frame their discourse? What responsibilities does the media have in maintaining or promoting democracy? In this broadly interdisciplinary volume, top scholars in communication, political science, sociology, law, and philosophy offer new perspectives on these and other intersections within democratic discourse and media. Interweaving elements of social, political, and communication theory, they take on First Amendment and legal issues, privacy rights, media effects and agenda setting, publicity, multiculturalism, gender issues, universalism and global culture, and the rhetoric of the body, among other topics. This unique book provides a foundation for evaluating the current state of democratic discourse and will be of interest to students and scholars of deliberative democracy across the social sciences.
 

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Contents

Free Speech Democratic Deliberation and Valuing Types of Speech
3
Promoting Informed Deliberation and a First Amendment Doctrine for a Digital Age Toward a New Regulatory Regime for Broadcast Regulation
11
Deliberative Equality and the Media
25
Multicultural Democracy
27
The Division of Labor in Democratic Discourse Media Experts and Deliberative Democracy
47
The Means of Communication and the Discourse on Sovereignty
65
News Reporting and Coverage
83
The Unheralded Functions of Campaign News
85
Movement Strategy and Dramaturgic Framing in Democratic States The Case of the American Civil Rights Movement
117
Body Rhetoric Conflicted Reporting of Bodies in Pain
135
Media Portrayal of Second Wave Feminist Groups
155
Culture and Rhetoric
175
The Banality of Evil the Evil of Banality
177
A Culture of Publicity
193
Bibliography
209
Index
227

Media Effects Paradigms for the Analysis of Local Television News
107
Media Representation of Social Movements
115
About the Contributors
241
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Simone Chambers is associate professor of political science at the University of Colorado.

Anne Costain is professor of political science, director of the Keller Center for the Study of the First Amendment, and associate dean for social sciences at the University of Colorado.

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