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What’s the Use of a Free Media? The Role of Media in Curbing Corruption and Promoting Quality of Government.


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Title: What’s the Use of a Free Media? The Role of Media in Curbing Corruption and Promoting Quality of Government.
Authors: Färdigh, Mathias A.
E-mail: mathias.fardigh@jmg.gu.se
Issue Date: 15-Nov-2013
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMG) ; Institutionen för journalistik, medier och kommunikation (JMG)
Parts of work: Färdigh, Mathias A., Emma Andersson and Henrik Oscarsson. (2012). "Press Freedom and Corruption." In Holmberg, Sören & Bo Rothstein (eds.) Good Government: The Relevance of Political Science. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 130-149.

Färdigh, Mathias A. (Under review). Free Media and Quality of Government: Media's Role in Promoting Impartial, Non-Corrupt Governments with High Quality.

Färdigh, Mathias A. (Under review). Media Freedom, Media Accessibility and Quality of Government. Explaining Government Performance in Europe using Media System Characteristics.
Date of Defence: 2013-12-06
Disputation: Fredagen den 6 december 2013, kl. 13.15, i sal 302, Annedalseminariet, Seminariegatan 1A, Göteborg
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Avhandling
Keywords: accessibility
accountability
corruption
impartiality
media freedom
media systems
political empowerment
public authority
quality of government
responsiveness
Abstract: Free media have traditionally been seen as vital to democratization and economic development. International actors, such as UN, the World Bank, the EU, Transparency International, the OECD and the research field in its entirety regard free media as one of the main means of curbing corruption. Numerous policy proposals and recommendations stress the importance of media freedom. Nevertheless, our knowledge of how effectively media actually perform to combat corruption is still limited – albeit gro... more
ISBN: 978-91-88212-57-3
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/34302
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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