Ritical ReviewMcnair,B (2005) chapter 2 politics, Democracy and the media from his book An Introduction to Political Communication

Please do a Critical review of Mcnair, B (2005) Chapter 2 Politics, Democracy and the media from his book An introduction to political communication.
The critical review does not involve simply describing or summarising the article. It should involve:
a? demonstrating an understanding of the key aspects and arguments of the article
a? discussing and evaluating some of the key aspects identified
a? you may draw on other relevant references, but it is important to develop your own point of view

Assessment Criteria
i § Knowledge: understanding the topic
i § Analysis: evaluation of material
i § Independent thought: originality; distinctiveness of point of view

Learning Outcomes:
a? Make distinctions between and apply a number of theoretical frameworks relevant to the study of media, communications an e public sphere.
a? Account for historical shifts in the relationships between the public and private spheres.
a? Conceptualize the relationship between media, communications and societal change.
a? Identify and explore a range of issues appropriate to the module and explain and debate these ideas in planned essay form.
a? Account for historical shifts in the relationships between the public and private


PLEASE USE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING FOR THE 5 REFERENCES REQUIRED:

Bennett W & Entman R, eds. (2001) Mediated Politics: Communication in the Future of Democracy, Cambridge: Polity
Dahlgren, P. &Sparks, C. eds. (1993) Communication and Citizenship: Journalism and
Fraser, N (1996) a?Rethinking the public sphere a a contribution to the critique of actually existing democracya in: justice Interruptus: critical reflections on the post-socialist condition London: Routledge
Livingstone, S & Lunt, P (1994) Talk on Television: audience participation and public debate London: Routledge.
Phillipson, R (1992) Linguistic Imperialism Oxford: Oxford University Press
the Public Sphere in the New Media Age
Phillipson, R (2010) Linguistic Imperialism Continued Orient/Black Swan

Recommended
du Gay, P., ed., (1997) Production of Cultures/Cultures of Production London: Sage
economy and the possibilities of governance, Cambridge: Polity
Hirst, P., and Thompson, C.(1991) Globalization in Question: the international
Keane, J.(1991) The Media and Democracy Cambridge Polity
Keane, J (2010) The Life and Death of Democracy NY: Simon and Schuster
Thompson, K., ed.(1997) Media and Cultural Regulation, London: Sage
Bennett W & Entman R, eds. (2001) Mediated Politics: Communication in the Future of Democracy, Cambridge: Polity
Dahlgren, P. &Sparks, C. eds. (1993) Communication and Citizenship: Journalism and
Fraser, N (1996) a?Rethinking the public sphere a a contribution to the critique of actually existing democracya in: justice Interruptus: critical reflections on the post-socialist condition London: Routledge
Livingstone, S & Lunt, P (1994) Talk on Television: audience participation and public debate London: Routledge.
Phillipson, R (1992) Linguistic Imperialism Oxford: Oxford University Press
the Public Sphere in the New Media Age
Phillipson, R (2010) Linguistic Imperialism Continued Orient/Black Swan

Recommended
du Gay, P., ed., (1997) Production of Cultures/Cultures of Production London: Sage