A note from CGCS director Monroe Price about his recently released book, Free Expression, Globalism and the New Strategic Communication.
Dear members of the CGCS network,
I wanted you to know that my book, Free Expression, Globalism and the New Strategic Communication, has recently been published. It touches many of the issues and approaches that have occupied us all over the last decade. It definitely builds, or tries to, on pre-exisiting work on the “market for loyalties.” It aims to help orient perspectives on the significance of freedom of expression.
Please enjoy the book is you are so motivated. There’s a kindle version on Amazon so distance and mailing should be less of a problem. I’d be pleased to hear your reactions.
About the Book:
Described as “Incisive in its analysis, comprehensive in its geographic sweep and up-to-the-minute in its scope,” (Nicolas J. Cull), Monroe Price’s latest publication exposes the anxieties of loss of control, on the one hand, and the missed opportunities for greater freedom on the other. Vast changes in technologies and geopolitics have produced a wholesale shift in the way states and other powerful entities think about the production and retention of popular loyalties. Strategic communication has embraced these changes as stakes increase and the techniques of information management become more pervasive. These shifts in strategic communications impact free speech as major players, in a global context, rhetorically embrace a world of transparency, all the while increasing surveillance and modes of control, turning altered media technologies and traditional media doctrines to their advantage. “New” strategic communication arises from the vast torrents of information that cross borders and uproot old forms of regulation. Not only states but also corporations, nongovernmental organizations, religious institutions, and others have become part of this new constellation of speakers and audiences.