Political Economies of the Media.
Theories and Methods.
Starting in 2023
An Advanced Post-Graduate Course
First edition of this biennial summer school will take place at the Inter-University Centre in Dubrovnik (Croatia) between 11th and 15th of September 2023.
Supported by Institute for Development and International Relations, Zagreb. ECTS programme in cooperation with Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana.
This course is open to PhD and advanced MA students. You can apply by 15th of April 2023.
The course aims to explore traditional (e.g. ownership, production, content, consumption, labour, regulation) and contemporary (e.g. algorithms, platforms, data, artificial intelligence) perspectives on the media from the lens of critical political economy. The course will explore how capital and the state(s) control, regulate and form the media (broadly conceived as ranging from traditional printed press to algorithms and software) in societies shaped by persistent social inequalities. The level of analysis can vary from macro phenomena of geopolitics, transnational, national and institutional dynamics, through mid-range phenomena of the structure(s) of the public sphere(s), to micro-phenomena of class-based conditions shaping inequalities of access and skill for using the media and software in everyday life and for work.