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Our aims are to investigate intersections and interfaces between media industries and media governance and their impact for the exercise of political, cultural, economic and social citizenship. We approach media governance as the sum of processes, institutions and values that form a policy 'regime', which may or may not involve regulatory or 'hard law' elements. Our research explores the ways in which changes and continuities in the media industries and their technological and political economic dimensions are impacted upon by media governance practices and values in their national, local, translocal and global dimensions. Moreover, we extend our investigation to connect the micro and meso levels of citizenship and everyday life to the governance of macrolevel communication and cultural industry structures. Our academic backgrounds are in media and communication studies, political science, sociology, history, cultural studies and philosophy. The team is led by Professor Sarikakis and supported by three research assistants and one teaching assistant.

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Media Governance and Industries Research Lab
Dept. of Communication
University of Vienna
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1090 Vienna

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