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The Resource The roar of the crowd : how television and people power are changing the world, Michael J. O'Neill

The roar of the crowd : how television and people power are changing the world, Michael J. O'Neill

Label
The roar of the crowd : how television and people power are changing the world
Title
The roar of the crowd
Title remainder
how television and people power are changing the world
Statement of responsibility
Michael J. O'Neill
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The speed of mass communications has forever altered the process of political change. CNN pierces national borders and renders old notions of sovereignty obsolete. Elites can no longer govern behind closed doors. Masses of ordinary men and women increasingly demand a voice in their own governance, stimulating movements of revolt and democracy the world over. The inexorable march of technology, argues Michael J. O'Neill in The Roar of the Crowd, is reshaping the contours of political discourse, and the way that people think about the political processes in which they find themselves ensnared. The implications are profound; the consequences grave: Democracy is deepened even as the people are tyrannized by the sound bite. Never before have so many had access to the transmission belts of power. Through the daily avalanche of images that showers the globe, the expectations of people everywhere rise. In a world increasingly divided between haves and have-nots, images of prosperity glimpsed through the ubiquitous window of television have a revolutionary impact. The escalation of desire and the inflation of hope combine to form a particularly combustible admixture. Michael J. O'Neill, a distinguished journalist and author, has traveled to Eastern Europe and other parts of the world to witness firsthand the radical changes that cutting-edge mass communications have wrought on politics and polities. From Tiananmen Square to the collapse of Soviet communism, mass communications has played a role that cries out for serious and thoughtful examination. Michael J. O'Neill has the boldness to tackle some of the most fundamental - and ill-understood - questions of our time. The result is a meditation with many shrewd and stimulating insights. The Roar of the Crowd is essential to understanding the shape of a future already upon us
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DLC
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1922-2012
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Neill, Michael J.
Dewey number
302.23
Index
index present
LC call number
P95.8
LC item number
.O54 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass media
  • Democracy
Label
The roar of the crowd : how television and people power are changing the world, Michael J. O'Neill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contagion of freedom -- The new anatomy of knowledge -- The global spread of mass societies -- The rise of people power -- Central casting for leaders -- Crisis of governance -- New world disorder -- No time for wisdom
Control code
ocm27035404
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780812920789
Lccn
92056836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) 59128
Label
The roar of the crowd : how television and people power are changing the world, Michael J. O'Neill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contagion of freedom -- The new anatomy of knowledge -- The global spread of mass societies -- The rise of people power -- Central casting for leaders -- Crisis of governance -- New world disorder -- No time for wisdom
Control code
ocm27035404
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780812920789
Lccn
92056836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) 59128

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