The Political Economy of Communication

This publication arises from the political economy section of the International Association of Media Communication Research (IAMCR). It showcases original research from established and emerging scholars and commentaries on contemporary media-related issues. The journal especially invites contributions which reflect upon the political economy of communication as an evolving field of intellectual inquiry.

Martin Hirst, Deakin University
Wayne Hope, Auckland University of Technology
Peter Thompson, Victoria University of Wellington

Editorial Advisory Board
Janet Wasko - University of Oregon
Graham Murdock - University of Loughborough/University of Auckland
Vincent Mosco - Queen’s University
Helena Sousa - University of Minho
Rodrigo Gomez Garcia - Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana
John Sinclair - University of Melbourne
Randall Nichols - Bentley University
Dwayne Winseck - Carleton University
Peichi Chung - The Chinese University of Hong Kong


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Vol 2, No 2 (2014)

Table of Contents


Editorial PDF HTML
Wayne Hope, Peter Thompson, Martin Hirst


Conflict in the Commons: Towards a Political Economy of Corporate Involvement in Free and Open Source Software PDF HTML
Benjamin J. Birkinbine
Small nations and the global dispersal of film production: A comparative analysis of the film industries in New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates PDF HTML
Alfio Leotta
‘Disney synergy’ in Anaheim, California: The political economy of “The Mighty Ducks” PDF HTML
Geoff Ostrove
Crisis, financialization and regulation: The case of media industries in Portugal PDF HTML
Elsa Costa e Silva


After Charlie: Free speech and the political economy of communication PDF HTML
Martin Hirst