Media and Development (Development Matters) Paperback – Abridged, Audiobook, Box set
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'Martin Scott has written an excellent book which will go straight to the top of student reading lists. It is lucid, readable and clear, parsing complex debates and voluminous literatures with an easy mastery. It is also thoroughly thought-provoking. You could not ask for a better introduction to this topic.' Daniel Brockington, University of Manchester 'This book is innovative, relevant and very useful for students wishing to understand the complex relations between media and development. Martin Scott delivers accessible narratives, interesting insights and nuanced arguments. But not least, he writes well. A good communicator offering an important contribution to the field!' Thomas Tufte, Roskilde University 'Martin Scott offers a compelling and original constructive critique of media development, artfully integrating critical attention to communication for development with concerns with communication about development. This work offers a valuable contribution to communication, humanitarian, and development work.' Karin Wilkins, University of Texas at Austin 'Insightful and eloquent, Martin Scott's book comes a long way in addressing the notoriously slippery question of how exactly media matter in development. By clearing conceptual ground, synthesising debates and formulating new challenges, the book also powerfully demonstrates just how valuable interdisciplinary scholarship can be.' Lilie Chouliaraki, London School of Economics and Social Science
About the Author
Martin Scott is a lecturer in media and international development at the University of East Anglia, where he convenes and teaches an MA in media and international development and three associated MA modules.
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Scott draws together a myriad of assumptions and ostensibly accepted claims in development and, in the true spirit of academic inquiry, insists we look further.
E.g. While modern democracies may have strong media plurality, this correlation does not represent the final word before directing strong media development policies. What aspects of plurality are key? How does media plurality cause changes in governance, and in which ways? Through which of these can we effect practical interventions ethically and efficiently? How can we measure our changes? Is imposing a need for measurable results critical to transparency or an obstacle to certain kinds of interventions.
This isn't a book of answers, but a signalling of the questions we need to be answering if the sector of media and development will play a significant part in meeting the challenges of the latest sustainable development goals.