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The notion of failed state is based on culturally, historically and ideologically slanted lenses and tends to rank post-colonial societies at the lower end of the Failed State Index (FSI). Likewise, the Social Protection Index (SPI) uses neoliberal...
The task of identifying appropriate models of journalism for Pacific Island nations as they strive for more democratic governance is not a straightforward one.  This article summarises several contending models of democracy—market liberalism/...
The term ‘international news’ is illustrative of the conflicted nature of journalism. At one and the same time it is well understood and meaningful—and anachronistic in a global era. There is a tendency in many quarters to shy away from addressing...
On 15 February 2003, several millions of engaged, networked and technologically enabled protesters took to the streets of world capitals to demand the halt of US-UK plans to invade Iraq. This broad coalition of opposition, which transcended the...
In this short, but interesting book, Robert Patman argues that US policy failures in the lead up to and aftermath of the October 1993 ‘Blackhawk Down’ incident in Mogadishu facilitated the conditions for the terrorist attacks on the US mainland in...
Evidence is produced that Bhutanese citizens are adopting many of the media and communication technologies and practices common in more developed countries, and that the government has the political will to encourage this with infrastructure...
The writing of art journalism has played a key yet little acknowledged role in the ongoing expansion of the international contemporary art world, and the multi-billion dollar global art economy. This article discusses some contradictory impacts of...
We are witnessing a wholesale restructuring of media ownership statutes throughout the world. It is difficult to think of a single developed or developing country which over the last 10 years has not introduced at least one change – and in many...
ON 3 October 2004, APN News and Media, owners of the New Zealand Herald launched a Sunday paper. The Herald on Sunday arrived as a major competitor for the Fairfax-owned Sunday Star-Times and Sunday News. The first issue featured a group photo of...
Robertson's all-embracing, long dureé conception of globalisation provides important anthropological isights. However, the universalist scale of his narrative leads to over-generalised accounts of structural power and political opposition. 

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