Politics and relations among individuals in societies across the world are being transformed by new technologies for targeting individuals and sophisticated methods for shaping personalized messages. The new technologies challenge boundaries of many kinds - between news, information, entertainment, and advertising; between media, with the arrival of the World Wide Web; and even between nations, with CNN, MTV, and the like being broadcast to every continent. Communication, Society and Politics is a series that probes the political and social impacts of these new communication systems in national, comparative, and global perspective and aims to lead a transition toward new, rigorous, empirically grounded theoretical perspectives. The series will adopt an inclusive definition of politics: the exercise of power within and between nations. It will explore power in the new communication order through interdisciplinary and critical approaches to the social, cultural, and economic underpinnings of politically significant communication. While the series will strive for a diversity of methods and views, it will emphasize works that address questions about democracy, equality, justice, or other normative concerns.
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