The Resource Freedom from the press : journalism and state power in Singapore, Cherian George

Freedom from the press : journalism and state power in Singapore, Cherian George

Label
Freedom from the press : journalism and state power in Singapore
Title
Freedom from the press
Title remainder
journalism and state power in Singapore
Statement of responsibility
Cherian George
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Contributor
Provider
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For several decades, the city-state of Singapore has been an international anomaly, combining an advanced and open economy with restrictions on civil liberties and press freedom. This volume analyzes the republic's media system, showing how it has been structured like the rest of the political framework to provide maximum freedom of maneuver for the People's Action Party (PAP) government. Cherian George assesses why the PAP's 'freedom from the press' model has lasted longer than many other authoritarian systems. He suggests that one key factor has been the PAP's recognition that market forces could be harnessed as a way to tame journalism. Another counter-intuitive strategy is its self-restraint in the use of force, progressively turning to subtler means of control that are less prone to backfire. The PAP has also remained open to internal reform, even as it tries to insulate itself from political competition. Thus, although increasingly challenged by dissenting views disseminated through the internet, the PAP has so far managed to consolidate its soft-authoritarian, hegemonic form of electoral democracy. Given Singapore 's unique place on the world map of press freedom and democracy, this book not only provides a constructive engagement with ongoing debates about the city-state but also makes a significant contribution to the comparative study of journalism and politics
Cataloging source
CN8ML
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George, Cherian
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4751
LC item number
.B46 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
JSTOR
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  • Government and the press
  • Freedom of the press
  • Press and politics
  • Journalism
  • Freedom of the press
  • Government and the press
  • Journalism
  • Press and politics
  • Singapore
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
Label
Freedom from the press : journalism and state power in Singapore, Cherian George
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-267) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Singapore politics and media: a primer -- 1. Introduction: beyond the Singapore paradox -- 2. Journalism tamed: the mechanics of media control -- 3. Inside the press: routines, values and "OB" markers -- 4. Government unlimited: the ideology of state primacy -- 5. Calibrated coercion: the state strategy of self-restraint -- 6. The harmony myth: Asian media's radical past -- 7. Freedom of the press: a cause without rebels -- 8. Alternative online media: challenging the gatekeepers -- 9. Rise of the unruly: media activism and civil disobedience -- 10. Networked hegemony: consolidating the political system -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 272 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789971696054
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctv1q62rj
System control number
  • (OCoLC)809317607
  • (OCoLC)ocn809317607
Label
Freedom from the press : journalism and state power in Singapore, Cherian George
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-267) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Singapore politics and media: a primer -- 1. Introduction: beyond the Singapore paradox -- 2. Journalism tamed: the mechanics of media control -- 3. Inside the press: routines, values and "OB" markers -- 4. Government unlimited: the ideology of state primacy -- 5. Calibrated coercion: the state strategy of self-restraint -- 6. The harmony myth: Asian media's radical past -- 7. Freedom of the press: a cause without rebels -- 8. Alternative online media: challenging the gatekeepers -- 9. Rise of the unruly: media activism and civil disobedience -- 10. Networked hegemony: consolidating the political system -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 272 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789971696054
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctv1q62rj
System control number
  • (OCoLC)809317607
  • (OCoLC)ocn809317607

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