About the Book
This edition is primarily concerned with the responsibility of election administrators and legislators to develop a regulatory framework for media activities during election periods and to facilitate media freedom. It begins by looking at overarching principles: the role of the media in a democracy and the development of international and comparative jurisprudence on media and elections. It also discusses how the different levels of economic development and pluralism of the media and differing professional standards will affect the nature and quality of media coverage of elections. Author has taken special pain to correct all major and minor mistakes and incorporated all necessary suggestions and comments of the readers in second edition. We hope that this edition will help in understanding the complex process of electoral management and media monitoring.
About the Author
H.P. Chattopadhyay is a well-known scholar and teacher of political science who taught at several Colleges under Calcutta University, Kolkata. A keen researcher, Chattopadhaya has many research papers and books to his credit. His first published work is Ethnic Composition and Crisis in South Asia. He also edited Global Encyclopaedia of Political Science in five volumes. Presently he lives a retired life and devotes his time in editing and writing.