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Citizens, Europe and the Media

Have New Media made Citizens more Eurosceptical?

Authors: Conti, Nicolò, Memoli, Vincenzo

  • Comprehensive account of how different media influence citizens’ attitudes towards the EU 
  • Focuses on the ex-post effects of media on consumers 
  • Incorporates up to the minute data that is keenly awaited by the academic community 
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About this book

The volume presents the most comprehensive survey to date of citizens’ use of media and attitudes towards the EU. It shows that the media have a definite, but differentiated, impact on citizens’ attitudes. A broad use of media positively influences support for the EU, as it refines citizens’ cognitive capabilities and understanding of the European reality. However, prevalent use of online media serves to channel more critical attitudes and disaffection for the EU. A negative climate, particularly on the rise on the Internet and among the young and well-educated generations of active users, could influence the context where the most important political decisions on the EU are taken. This could give a completely new perspective to EU development that, in the past, has always been about creating an ever closer union and whose path might be more difficult in the future if collective action through the Internet becomes a major challenge. 

About the authors

Nicolò Conti is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Unitelma Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. His main research focus is on parties, elites and the EU, and on coalition governance. On these topics he has published articles in several international journals. He has recently edited The Challenge of Coalition Government: The Italian Case (2015 - with F. Marangoni) and Party Attitudes Towards the EU in the Member States. Parties for Europe, Parties Against Europe (2014). 
Vincenzo Memoli is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Catania, Italy. His main research interests are in the fields of democracy, media, public opinion and political behaviour. On these topics he has published articles in several international journals. He is the author of Why Policy Representation Matters: The Consequences of Ideological Congruence between Citizens and their Governments (2015 – with L. Curini and W. Joe). 

Reviews

“Conti and Memoli make a very compelling argument that citizens' attitudes towards the European Union are affected by their media diets and that social media may be contributing to the diffusion of Eurosceptic views. This is a path-breaking contribution and a must-read for anyone who is interested in media effects and the future of European integration.” (Prof Cristian Vaccari, Royal Holloway University of London, UK and University of Bologna, Italy)

“This valuable and insightful book investigates the relationship of public Euroscepticism to media. They show that with the advent of "Web 2.0", the first generations of ‘netizens’ and social networkers have been more inclined to negative sentiments regarding the EU, a fascinating but disturbing phenomenon that has significant implications and consequences for the future of the European Union.” (Prof Kenneth Benoit, London School of Economics, UK)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Conti, Nicolò (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

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  • Citizens’ Attitudes Towards the EU, Use of the Media

    Conti, Nicolò (et al.)

    Pages 7-25

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  • The Impact of Media on Citizens’ Attitudes

    Conti, Nicolò (et al.)

    Pages 27-46

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  • One or Many EUs?

    Conti, Nicolò (et al.)

    Pages 47-68

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  • A Specific Profile: The Internet Users

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    Pages 69-83

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Hardcover 58,84 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-83250-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Citizens, Europe and the Media
Book Subtitle
Have New Media made Citizens more Eurosceptical?
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-45252-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-45252-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-45251-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83250-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 113
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
Topics