Dr Maria Michalis

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Maria Michalis is Reader in Communication Policy. She has a background in political science and international relations and has a PhD in Communication Policy.

Her research interests are in the field of communication policy and regulation with a view to advance understanding of how technological, market, social, political and ideological changes impact upon and are negotiated through power relations and structures as manifested in policy and regulation, primarily in the European Union but within a comparative context. Her current research interests include public service media; Internet regulation; and the interplay between the technological convergence of television and telecommunications/internet, policy and business models.

She is author of Governing European Communications(Lexington, 2007) and numerous book chapters and academic articles in journals such as Media, Culture and Society; European Journal of Communication; International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics; Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies; Review of International Political Economy; Gazette: The International Journal for Communication Studies and Telecommunications Policy.

Maria is on the editorial board of the'Journal of Information Policy', the 'International Journal of Digital Television' (from 2014), and the bi-lingual journal Comunicação e Sociedade. She is guest co-editor of a special issue of 'Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture'.

Maria has participated in projects dealing with a range of communication policy- related issues in various parts of the world. She has been invited to talk on such issues in various workshops and conferences.

Maria participated in parts of the European Science Foundation's Forward Look, 'Media studies: new media and new literacies', which will shape future ESF research funding plans. She is Debate Curator for idebate.org's 'Public Service Broadcasting' debate.

Maria has represented the Voice of the Listeners and Viewers on the European Alliance of Listeners' and Viewers' Associations and taken part in the invitation-only workshop of the European Commission on cross-border access and portability of audiovisual services (2013). She was an invited expert to the European Social and Economic Committee's hearing on the European Commission's consultation on Connected TV (2013) and contributed to the VLV's submission to the same consultation.

She is General Secretary (elect) of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (2012-present).

Maria is Course Leader for the Masters programmes in Communication, Communication Policy and Global Media.

She leads the MA modules 'Technology & Communications Policy', 'Policies for Digital Convergence', and co-leads 'Political Analysis of Communication Policy'.

Areas of expertise:

European, British and US communications policy and regulation, convergence between telecommunications/internet and broadcasting, new communications technologies.

Maria supervises a number of doctoral students on projects concerning new forms of regulation in the field of communications, digital television, mobile telecommunications, and Internet regulation.

BOOK

Michalis, M. (2007) Governing European Communications: From unification to coordination. 353 pages. Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2007. ISBN: 978-0-7391-1735-4 (Hb); 978-0-7391-1736-1 (Pb); 978-0-7391-5571-4 (eBook)

2016

Radio Spectrum Battles: Television Broadcast vs Wireless Broadband and the Future of PSB (2016)
Michalis, M. 2016. Radio Spectrum Battles: Television Broadcast vs Wireless Broadband and the Future of PSB. International Journal of Digital Television. 7 (3), pp. 347-362.
The relation between content providers and distributors: Lessons from the regulation of television distribution in the United Kingdom (2016)
Michalis, M. and Smith, P. 2016. The relation between content providers and distributors: Lessons from the regulation of television distribution in the United Kingdom. Telematics and Informatics. 33 (2), pp. 665-673.

2012

Balancing public and private interests in online media: the case of BBC Digital Curriculum (2012)
Michalis, M. 2012. Balancing public and private interests in online media: the case of BBC Digital Curriculum. Media, Culture & Society. 34 (8), pp. 944-960.
Assessing the British Public Value Test: benefits, limitations and challenges ahead (2012)
Michalis, M. 2012. Assessing the British Public Value Test: benefits, limitations and challenges ahead. International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics. 8 (1), pp. 13-30.

2010

Introduction: whither the public interest in the new political economy? (2010)
Michalis, M. and Barnett, S. 2010. Introduction: whither the public interest in the new political economy? Interactions: studies in communication & culture. 1 (2), pp. 167-170.
Is the public interest under threat? Public service broadcasting, market failure and new technologies: the view from the European Union (2010)
Michalis, M. 2010. Is the public interest under threat? Public service broadcasting, market failure and new technologies: the view from the European Union. Interactions: studies in communication & culture. 1 (2), pp. 185-202.

2004

Regulation of internet telephony in the United States and the European Union (2004)
Michalis, M. 2004. Regulation of internet telephony in the United States and the European Union. Computer and Telecommunications Law Review. 10 (6), pp. 142-152.

2002

The debate over universal service in the European Union: plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose (2002)
Michalis, M. 2002. The debate over universal service in the European Union: plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. Convergence: the journal of research into new media technologies. 8 (2), pp. 80-98.

2001

Local competition and the role of regulation: the EU debate and Britain's experience (2001)
Michalis, M. 2001. Local competition and the role of regulation: the EU debate and Britain's experience. Telecommunications Policy. 25 (10-11), pp. 759-779.
Local access competition and local loop unbundling (2001)
Michalis, M. and Ruhle, E.O. 2001. Local access competition and local loop unbundling. Multimedia und Recht. 4 (1), pp. 23-32.

2000

The internet: a challenge to public service broadcasting? (2000)
Hills, J. and Michalis, M. 2000. The internet: a challenge to public service broadcasting? International Communication Gazette. 62 (6), pp. 477-493.
Restructuring regulation: technological convergence and European telecommunications and broadcasting markets (2000)
Hills, J. and Michalis, M. 2000. Restructuring regulation: technological convergence and European telecommunications and broadcasting markets. Review of International Political Economy. 7 (3), pp. 434-464.

1999

Access issues: operational support systems and regulation (1999)
Michalis, M. 1999. Access issues: operational support systems and regulation. Telecommunications Policy. 23 (6), pp. 481-493.
European Union broadcasting and telecoms: towards a convergent regulatory regime? (1999)
Michalis, M. 1999. European Union broadcasting and telecoms: towards a convergent regulatory regime? European Journal of Communication. 14 (2), pp. 147-171.

1997

Technological convergence: regulatory competition. The British case of digital television (1997)
Hills, J. and Michalis, M. 1997. Technological convergence: regulatory competition. The British case of digital television. Policy Studies. 18 (3-4), pp. 219-237.
Digital television and regulatory issues: the British case (1997)
Hills, J. and Michalis, M. 1997. Digital television and regulatory issues: the British case. Communications et Strategies. 27 (3), pp. 75-101.

1994

Whither Greek telecommunications policy? Politics, the state and telecommunications policy in Greece (1994)
Michalis, M. 1994. Whither Greek telecommunications policy? Politics, the state and telecommunications policy in Greece. European Journal of Communication. 9 (4), pp. 441-459.

2014

Focal points of European media policy from inception till present: plus ça change? (2014)
Michalis, M. 2014. Focal points of European media policy from inception till present: plus ça change? in: Donders, K., Pauwels, C. and Loisen, J. (ed.) The Palgrave handbook of European media policy Basingstoke and New York Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 128-142

2013

Thirty years of private television in Europe: trends and key moments (2013)
Michalis, M. 2013. Thirty years of private television in Europe: trends and key moments. in: Donders, K., Pauwels, C. and Loisen, J. (ed.) Private television in Western Europe: content, markets, policies Basingstoke and New York Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 37-55

2011

La política europea de comunicación y su impacto en los medios radiodifusión (“European media policy and its impact on broadcast media”) (2011)
Michalis, M. 2011. La política europea de comunicación y su impacto en los medios radiodifusión (“European media policy and its impact on broadcast media”). in: Campos Freire, F. (ed.) El nuevo escenario mediático Seville Comunicación Social. pp. 29-47

2010

EU broadcasting governance and public service broadcasting: between a rock and a hard place (2010)
Michalis, M. 2010. EU broadcasting governance and public service broadcasting: between a rock and a hard place. in: Iosifides, P. (ed.) Reinventing public service communication: European broadcasters and beyond Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 36-48

2004

Institutional arrangements of regional regulatory regimes: telecommunications regulation in the European Union and the limits to policy convergence (2004)
Michalis, M. 2004. Institutional arrangements of regional regulatory regimes: telecommunications regulation in the European Union and the limits to policy convergence. in: Bohlin, E., Levin, S.L., Sung, N. and Yoon, C.H. (ed.) Global economy and digital society London, UK Elsevier. pp. 285-300

2003

The internet: a challenge to public service broadcasting? (2003)
Hills, J. and Michalis, M. 2003. The internet: a challenge to public service broadcasting? in: Miller, T. (ed.) Television: critical concepts in media and cultural studies Routledge.

2002

Broadband communications in the European Union: myths and realities (2002)
Michalis, M. 2002. Broadband communications in the European Union: myths and realities. in: Columbus, F. (ed.) European economic and political issues New York, USA Nova Science Publishers.

2001

Creative destruction in European internet industries and policies (2001)
Hills, J. and Michalis, M. 2001. Creative destruction in European internet industries and policies. in: McKnight, L.W., Vaaler, P.M. and Katz, R.L. (ed.) Creative destruction: business survival strategies in the global Internet economy Cambridge, USA MIT Press. pp. 73-94

1997

Telecommunications in the Czech Republic: the privatisation of SPT Telecom (1997)
Michalis, M. and Takla, L. 1997. Telecommunications in the Czech Republic: the privatisation of SPT Telecom. in: Ryan, D.J. (ed.) Privatization and competition in telecommunications: international developments Westport, CT Praeger. pp. 89-102

2007

Governing European communications: from unification to co-ordination (2007)
Michalis, M. 2007. Governing European communications: from unification to co-ordination. Lanham, USA Lexington.

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