European Communication Researchand Education Association (ECREA)
This series consists of books arising from the intellectual work of ECREA members. Booksaddress themes relevant to the ECREA’s interests; make a major contribution to the theory,research, practice and/or policy literature; are European in scope; and represent a diversityof perspectives. Book proposals are refereed.
Nico CarpentierFrançois Heinderyckx
Series Advisory Board
Denis McQuailRobert PicardJan Servaes
The aims of the ECREA are
a) To provide a forum where researchers and others involved in communication and in-formation research can meet and exchange information and documentation about theirwork. Its disciplinary focus will include media, (tele)communications and informatics re-search, including relevant approaches of human and social sciences;b) To encourage the development of research and systematic study, especially on subjectsand areas where such work is not well developed;c) To stimulate academic and intellectual interest in media and communication research,and to promote communication and cooperation between members of the Association;d) To co-ordinate the circulation of information on communications research in Europe, witha view to establishing a database of ongoing research;e) To encourage, support, and where possible, publish, the work of young researchers inEurope;f) To take into account the desirability of di
erent languages and cultures in Europe;g) To develop links with relevant national and international communication organisationsand with professional communication researchers working for commercial organisationsand regulatory institutions, both public and private;h) To promote the interests of communication research within and among the MemberStates of the Council of Europe and the European Union;i) To collect and disseminate information concerning the professional position of communi-cation researchers in the European region; and j) To develop, improve and promote communication and media education.