Evolving Euroscepticisms in the British and Italian Press

Selling the Public Short

Authors: Rowinski, Paul

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  • Challenges the notion of an impartial British fact-centred press covering Europe – by revealing how it is often as persuasive as its Italian counterpartReveals how Berlusconi and Murdoch have played their part in the persuasion engendered in their titlesExplores how we very much come to see and understand Europe via the prism of nation and despite the globalised web age, there is often an abrogation of responsibility by EU/national politicians and journalists to communicate clearly and comprehensively the actual EU-focused storyAnalyses how the likes of even more popular Eurosceptic forces have come to the fore, such as the Five Star movement in Italy and UKIP in Britain

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This book argues the discursive construction of the EU in national newspapers is pivotal in creating an environment of Euroscepticism. It will challenge the persuasive, manipulative and prejudicial language, sometimes peddled in the influential UK Murdoch and Italian Berlusconi press. The foci are the key Eurosceptic triggers of the euro; the subsequent national economic crises; and immigration, investigated through major events covered over two decades, including the UK’s recent Brexit vote.
The book will explore the national responses to the post-war project; how the EU is understood through the prism of nationhood; and how that has now manifested itself in Euroscepticism in both countries, lastly articulated through  interviews with British and Italian politicians and journalists involved.
It will include Euroscepticism’s latest chapter. The increasingly key protagonists of the UK Independence Party and Italy’s Five Star Movement, want to take Britain out of the EU and Italy out of the euro – covered in the Murdoch and Berlusconi press.
This book offers a rigorous academic analysis presented in an accessible style to experts and laypersons alike, exploring concrete articulations of Euroscepticism in the press – Selling the Public Short. 

About the authors

Paul Rowinski is Senior Lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire, UK, and has worked for the regional, national and transnational press for two decades, including as a UK central European correspondent.

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“There is something refreshingly overt in the crusading, polemical passion of this book. … Rowinski in particular sets out to deconstruct the illusion of any ‘impartial […] fact-centred’ press cover-age of Europe. … In doing so, he crucially challenges a liberal model of press influence and responsibility as a disinterested watchdog mediating between power and the populace.” (Alec Charles, Journalism Education - The Journal of the Association for Journalism Education, Vol. 6 (3), 2017–2018)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evolving Euroscepticisms in the British and Italian Press
Book Subtitle
Selling the Public Short
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64140-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64140-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64139-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87733-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 255
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