Public goods & private property: A Waltz between Big Tech and the Nordic Welfare States

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The Internet’s evolution into a critical societal infrastructure has reconfigured the material conditions for communication and led to the emergence of a wide range of new media and communication platforms. Yet, media system analyses continue to focus on legacy media institutions rather than on the broader digital ecosystem these are embedded in and increasingly come to rely on. In this chapter, we suggest a new path for analyses of the power structures and dynamics that shape contemporary digital communication environments. Foregrounding the material resources that enable and constrain Internet-based communication, we explore how digital infrastructures are organised and controlled in the four largest Nordic countries. We thereby provide an alternative basis for discussing the mutual influence of the welfare state and the increasingly globalised and commercial communication system and conclude that the four media welfare state pillars suggested by Syvertsen et al. are ideals rather empirical realities.
TitelThe Future of the Nordic Media Model : A Digital Media Welfare State?
RedaktørerPeter Jakobsson, Johan Lindell, Fredrik Stiernstedt
Antal sider22
ISBN (Trykt)9789188855886
ISBN (Elektronisk)9789188855893, 9789188855909
StatusUdgivet - 2024

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