The theses scrutinize some sociological and economic aspects of the concept "democratization of communication". Stressing the dialectics of its quantitative and qualitative sides, the author tries to offer a more articulated definition of the concept than those to be found in the MacBride Report. The study employs global and national (social) structures as frames of interpretation for the concept and concludes with some normative statements regarding communicators and communication research.
International Political Science Review October 1986 vol. 7 no. 4 435-442.