Governing the “Spatial Reach” ? Spheres of Influence and Challenges to Global Media Policy

Ingrid Volkmer


The advanced globalization process reveals not only new 'network' information infrastructures but new political terrains. Although communication theory has just commenced to debate new forms of 'public' discourse, it is of equal importance to address new emerging issues of information sovereignty within a transnational public space. The following article attempts to 'map' the arising spheres of 'sovereignty.' In the first part, the article develops the conceptual shift of 'sovereignty' as 'ontological spaces' which provide, in the second part, a framework of analysis of today's transnational political information flows.

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