This book provides comprehensive coverage of the models of contemporary democracy; its social, cultural, ecomic and political prerequisites; its empirically existing varieties and its two major challenges - globalization and mediatization. The book also covers the global spread of democracy and its spread into supranational democracies.
Author J. Stromback: Frank Esser is Professor of International and Comparative Media Research at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. After studies in Mainz and London, he taught at the Universities of Oklahoma, Missouri and Texas-Austin. His research focuses on cross-national studies of news journalism and political communication. His co-edited books include the Handbook of Comparative Communication Research (2012) and Democracy in the Age of Globalization and Mediatization (2013).
Daniel Bochsler, Frank Esser, Hanspeter Kriesi, Jorg Matthes, Marc Buhlmann, Sandra Lavenex