Globalisation is a central vision of our time. Alongside the economy, media and communication are seen as the driving forces behind the networking of humankind in the direction of a world community. But global communication often remains ambivalent and far behind the economic dependency of the world. Communication is a central resource for overcoming human boundaries and at the same time a field of conflict in which persistent local structures interact with cosmopolitan forms of world observation and dialogue and generate instability.
- Prof. Dr. Kai Hafez holds the Professorship of Communication Studies with a focus on Comparative Analysis of Media Systems at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Erfurt.
- Dr Anne Grüne is a research associate at the Seminar for Media and Communication Studies at the University of Erfurt.