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Mass-medias and Economic Liberalism

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  • Wolfelsperger Alain

    (Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris)

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    The aim of this article is to examine the potential influence of mass-media on publics opinions and attitudes towards economic liberalism. It shows that, without relying to the assumption that journalists pursue such a purpose, the nature of the media system leads them to give a rather negative image of how the market economy works and doesnt give the same place to liberal thesis with respect to others. Our argument is founded on a critique of the economic model of spatial competition currently used in this field, on the crucial role that norms inherent to the profession of journalist play and the characteristics of the demand which media face. Lobjet de cet article est dexaminer la question de linfluence éventuelle des médias de masse sur les opinions et attitudes du public à légard du libéralisme économique. On y montre que, sans recourir à lhypothèse que les journalistes poursuivent consciemment un tel objectif, la nature du système médiatique les conduit à donner une image plutôt négative du fonctionnement de léconomie de marché et à ne pas donner une place équilibrée à lexposé des thèses libérales par rapport aux autres. Largumentation suivie repose sur la critique du modèle économique de la concurrence spatiale habituellement utilisé à ce sujet, sur le rôle déterminant que jouent les normes propres à la profession de journaliste et les caractéristiques de la demande sadressant aux médias.

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    Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines.

    Volume (Year): 12 (2002)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 1-20

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    Handle: RePEc:bpj:jeehcn:v:12:y:2002:i:4:n:5
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