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Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology

Social Media and European Politics

Rethinking Power and Legitimacy in the Digital Era

Editors: Barisione, Mauro, Michailidou, Asimina (Eds.)

  • Unites, for the first time in one volume, insights into the consequences and effects that online news and social media have on EU politics
  • Brings together multiple disciplinary perspectives with a range of international contributors
  • Analyzes the interrelation between EU politics, legitimacy and mediatization
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This volume investigates the role of social media in European politics in changing the focus, frames and actors of public discourse around the EU decision-making process. Throughout the collection, the contributors test the hypothesis that the internet and social media are promoting a structural transformation of European public spheres which goes well beyond previously known processes of mediatisation  of EU politics. This transformation addresses more fundamental challenges in terms of changing power relations, through processes of active citizen empowerment and exertion of digitally networked counter-power by civil society, news media, and political actors, as well as rising contestation of representative legitimacy of the EU institutions. Social Media and European Politics offers a comprehensive approach to the analysis of political agency and social media in European Union politics, by bringing together scholarly works from the fields of public sphere theory, digital media, political networks, journalism studies, euroscepticism, political activism and social movements, political parties and election campaigning, public opinion and audience studies.

About the authors

Mauro Barisione is Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Political Sciences at Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy. He is head of POMLAB (Public Opinion and Media Lab) and vice president of ITANES (Italian National Election Studies). His research focuses on public opinion and voting, political participation and social media, leadership and political communication.

Asimina Michailidou is Researcher in Political Communication at the ARENA Centre for European Studies in the University of Oslo, Norway. Her research specialises in political and crisis communication within digital public sphere formats, as well as in digital communication strategies of EU institutions.

Reviews

“Well-composed, penetrating and refreshingly sober.” (Alexandra Segerberg, Stockholm University, Sweden)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Do We Need to Rethink EU Politics in the Social Media Era? An Introduction to the Volume

    Barisione, Mauro (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

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  • Social Media, Personalisation of News Reporting, and Media Systems’ Polarisation in Europe

    Barberá, Pablo (et al.)

    Pages 25-52

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  • Engaging with European Politics Through Twitter and Facebook: Participation Beyond the National?

    Bossetta, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 53-76

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  • A Digital Movement of Opinion? Contesting Austerity Through Social Media

    Barisione, Mauro (et al.)

    Pages 77-104

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  • Building Contention Word-by-Word: Social Media Usage in the European Stop ACTA Movement

    Mercea, Dan

    Pages 105-122

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eBook 74,96 €
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Media and European Politics
Book Subtitle
Rethinking Power and Legitimacy in the Digital Era
Editors
  • Mauro Barisione
  • Asimina Michailidou
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
978-1-137-59890-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59890-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59889-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 309
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations
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