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Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media
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The Media, European Integration and the Rise of Euro-journalism, 1950s–1970s

Authors: Herzer, Martin

  • Analyses the rise of Euro-journalists and their impact on the representation of European integration
  • Deconstructs pro-European advocacy journalism from the 1950s to the 1970s
  • Argues that European elites keen on European identity-building have overestimated the power of the media
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About this book

This book explains how the media helped to invent the European Union as the supranational polity that we know today. Against normative EU scholarship, it tells the story of the rise of the Euro-journalists – pro-European advocacy journalists – within the post-war Western European media. The Euro-journalists pioneered a journalism which symbolically magnified the technocratic European Community as the embodiment of Europe. Normative research on the media and European integration has focused on how the media might help to construct a democratic and legitimate European Union. In contrast, this book aims to deconstruct how journalists – as part of Western European elites – played a key role in elite European identity building campaigns.

About the authors

Martin Herzer holds a PhD in History from the European University Institute, Italy. He was a visiting doctoral student in the Department of International History at the London School of Economics and a teaching fellow at the Centre d’Histoire at Sciences Po Paris.


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“An important new contribution to the (still under-researched) symbolic politics of the European project, Herzer’s book offers a much-needed portrait of the rise of Euro-journalists. Through a unique multi-archival and fine-grained analysis, Herzer unveils their critical role in restaging the European Union from a mere economic endeavor to a grand project of political integration. A must-read for anyone interested in the perennial debate over Europe’s public sphere.” (Antoine Vauchez, Université Paris 1-Sorbonne, France)

“An important contribution to the history and sociology of the ‘European public sphere’, and a long overdue account of the role of the media in the rise of supranational neoliberalism over alternative modes of European cooperation.” (Wolfgang Streeck, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Germany)

“Thoroughly researched and incisive, Herzer’s book convincingly breaks with much of the conventional wisdom on the « permissive consensus » of the early years of the European communities and the lack of a European public sphere. He masterfully demonstrates how advocacy journalists, embedded into elite networks in Brussels and national polities, made a decisive contribution to the recognition and legitimation of the EEC/EC as the incarnation of Europe.” (Jay Rowell, University of Strasbourg, France)

“This insightful and convincing study, based on research conducted in various archives in four countries as well as interviews with numerous journalists, challenges normative EU scholarship, which has focused on the instrumentalization of the media to build a democratic and legitimate European Union. Instead, Herzer shows how during the postwar decades, the Western European media became partisans of an – ultimately ineffective – elite effort to sell supranational European integration to national publics. This book constitutes a major contribution to both European integration history and media history.” (Peter Hoeres, Julius-Maximilians-University, Germany)

 

 

 

 

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eBook 44,02 €
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Hardcover 77,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-28777-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Media, European Integration and the Rise of Euro-journalism, 1950s–1970s
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28778-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28778-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28777-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 356
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