Press Freedom as an International Human Right

Politics, Sociology

Press Freedom as an International Human Right By Wiebke Lamer
Killing Time: Life Imprisonment and Parole in Ireland By Diarmuid Griffin
Sub-National Democracy and Politics Through Social Media By Mehmet Zahid Sobacı
Andrea Czepek, Melanie Hellwig, Eva Nowak, „Press Freedom and Pluralism in Europe: Concepts and Conditions“
Lisa A. Mainiero, Sherry E. Sullivan, „The Opt-out Revolt: Why People Are Leaving Companies to Create Kaleidoscope Careers“

Press Freedom as an International Human Right By Wiebke Lamer

English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 167 Pages | ISBN : 3319765078 | 3.53 MB

This book examines why press freedom has not become part of the established international human rights debate, despite its centrality to democratic theory. It argues that an unrestricted press is not just an important economic actor, but also an influential power in the political process, a status that interferes with government interests of sustaining their own power and influence.
Despite the popularity of ideational explanations in the field of human rights studies, in the case of promoting press freedom, considerations of power and strategic interests rather than ideas dominate state behavior. The author makes the case that the current place of press freedom in the human rights debate needs to be rethought not only in developing countries, but in liberal democracies as well.

Killing Time: Life Imprisonment and Parole in Ireland By Diarmuid Griffin

English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 257 Pages | ISBN : 3319726668 | 3.14 MB

Little is known about life imprisonment and the process of releasing offenders back into the community in Ireland. Addressing this scarcity of information, Griffin’s empirical study examines the legal and policy framework surrounding life imprisonment and parole. Through an analysis of the rationales expressed by parole decision-makers in the exercise of their discretionary power of release, it is revealed that decision-makers view public protection as central to the process.
However, the risk of reoffending features amidst an array of other factors that also influence parole outcomes including personal interpretations of the purposes of punishment, public opinion and the political landscape within which parole operates. The findings of this study are employed to provide a rationale for the upward trend in time served by life sentence prisoners prior to release in recent times. With reform of parole now on the political agenda, will a more formal process of release operate to constrain the increase in time served witnessed over the last number of decades or will the upward trajectory continue unabated?

Sub-National Democracy and Politics Through Social Media By Mehmet Zahid Sobacı

English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 223 Pages | ISBN : 3319733850 | 5.96 MB

This book analyzes the impact of social media on democracy and politics at the sub-national level in developed and developing countries. Over the last decade or so, social media has transformed politics. Offering political actors opportunities to organize, mobilize, and connect with constituents, voters, and supporters, social media has become an important tool in global politics as well as a force for democracy. Most of the available research literature focuses on the impact of social media at the national level; this book fills that gap by analyzing the political uses of social media at the sub-national level.
The book is divided into two parts. Part One, “Social Media for Democracy” includes chapters that analyze potential contributions of social media tools to the realizing of basic values of democracy, such as public engagement, transparency, accountability, participation and collaboration at the sub-national level. Part Two, “Social Media in Politics” focuses on the use of social media tools by political actors in political processes and activities (online campaigns, protests etc.) at the local, regional and state government levels during election and non-election periods. Combining theoretical and empirical analysis, each chapter provides evaluations of overarching issues, questions, and problems as well as real-world experiences with social media, politics, and democracy in a diverse sample of municipalities. This volume will be of use to graduate students, academicians, and researchers, in several disciplines and fields, such as public administration, political science, ICT, sociology, communication studies and public policy as well as politicians and practitioners.

Andrea Czepek, Melanie Hellwig, Eva Nowak, „Press Freedom and Pluralism in Europe: Concepts and Conditions“

2009 | pages: 314 | ISBN: 184150243X | PDF | 5,0 mb

We assume that freedom of the press is guaranteed in a democratic society. But, in Press Freedom and Pluralism in Europe, researchers from twelve countries reveal that it is all too frequently a freedom that is taken for granted. In turn, they examine media systems throughout Europe and report on their conditions for independence and pluralism. Contributors to this volume discuss press freedom and diversity through several case studies involving such countries as the Baltics, Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, Finland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. This volume provides a critical basis from which to evaluate media freedom in the United States, and will consequently be of interest to scholars of media and communication studies.

Lisa A. Mainiero, Sherry E. Sullivan, „The Opt-out Revolt: Why People Are Leaving Companies to Create Kaleidoscope Careers“

2006 | pages: 401 | ISBN: 089106186X | PDF | 2,5 mb

This in-depth look at our 21st century workplace explores how the mutual need fpr authenticity, balance, and challenge drives career decisions for women and men alike; how gender influences priorities and choices; and what the best organizations are doing to stop the flow of talent out the door.

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