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Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology

Euroscepticism, Democracy and the Media

Communicating Europe, Contesting Europe

Editors: Caiani, Manuela, Guerra, Simona (Eds.)

  • Combines Euroscepticism and European communication literature
    Conceptualizes Euroscepticism in a broad perspective
  • Integrates a complex array of social and political variables 
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This volume focuses on the relationship between the media and European democracy, as important factors of EU legitimacy. The contributors show how the media play a crucial role in making European governance accountable, and how it can act as an intermediate link between citizens and their elected and unelected representatives.

The book focuses on widespread levels of Euroscepticism and the contemporary European crisis. The authors present empirical studies which problematize the role of traditional media coverage on EU attitudes. Comparisons are also drawn between traditional and new media in their influence on Euroscepticism. Furthermore, the authors analyse the impact of the internet and social media as new arenas in which Eurosceptic claims and positions can be made visible, as well as being a medium used by political parties and populist movements which contest Europe and its politics and policies.

Euroscepticism, Democracy and the Media will be of interest to students and scholars with an interest in European politics, political parties, interest groups, social movements and political sociology. 

About the authors

Manuela Caiani is Associate Professor at the Institute of Scienze Umane e Sociali at the Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), Florence, Italy. She has published widely on collective action and Europeanization and on right-wing extremism in Europe and the USA.

Simona Guerra is Senior Lecturer in Politics in the School of History, Politics and International Relations at the University of Leicester, UK. Her main research interests focus on the domestic politics of EU integration, Euroscepticism and Populism, and Religion and Politics. Her publications include Central and Eastern European Attitudes in the Face of Union (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).

Reviews

“The book focuses on the spread or Euroskepticism in Europe, beyond party systems and across civil society, focusing on the role of media negativity and the media coverage of the EU in times of crisis, when Euroskepticism seems to have become mainstream. Another plus of this volume is the analysis of the impact of the internet and social media on Euroskeptical movements, and how they are used to contest EU legitimacy.” (Mihai Sebe, EuropeNow Journal, europenowjournal.org, May, 2017)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Communicating Europe, Contesting Europe: An Introduction

    Caiani, Manuela (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Eurosceptic Voices: Beyond Party Systems, Across Civil Society

    Guerra, Simona

    Pages 21-48

  • The Spiral of Euroscepticism: Media Negativity, Framing and Opposition to the EU

    Galpin, Charlotte (et al.)

    Pages 49-72

  • EU Media Coverage in Times of Crisis: Euroscepticism Becoming Mainstream?

    Bijsmans, Patrick

    Pages 73-94

  • Does the Information Source Matter? Newspaper Readership, Political Preferences and Attitudes Towards the EU in the UK, France and the Netherlands

    Leruth, Benjamin (et al.)

    Pages 95-120

Buy this book

eBook £52.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59643-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £66.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59642-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Euroscepticism, Democracy and the Media
Book Subtitle
Communicating Europe, Contesting Europe
Editors
  • Manuela Caiani
  • Simona Guerra
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59643-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59643-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59642-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 284
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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