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Media, Democracy and European Culture

Media, Democracy and European Culture presents up-to-date and cutting-edge research on the political and cultural dimension of democracy in Europe and its representation in the media.  This interdisciplinary volume brings together the work of some of the most prominent European scholars in media, political science, sociology, cultural studies and law. The contributors explore issues of globalization, the role of the media and communication policy to order to provide a comparative country-to-country look at how the media constructs European identity. This timely and forward-looking collection will be of interest to scholars of media, international and cultural studies.

360 pages | 7 x 9 | © 2008

Culture Studies

Media Studies

Political Science: Comparative Politics

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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Ib Bondebjerg and Peter Madsen
Part One: Media, Power, Democracy and the Public Sphere
Chapter 1
The Political Economy of the Media at the Root of the EU’s Democracy Deficit
Sophia Kaitatzi-Whitlock
Chapter 2
Media: the Unknown Player in European Integration
Hans Jörg Trenz
Chapter 3
Social Networks and the European Public Sphere
Hannu Nieminen
Chapter 4
Journalistic Freedom and Media Pluralism in the Public Spheres of Europe: Does the European Union Play a Role?
Deirdre Kevin
Chapter 5
The Berlusconi Case: Mass Media and Politics in Italy
Paolo Mancini
Part Two: Journalism and the Europeanization of the Public Spheres
Chapter 6
European Journalism and the European Public Sphere
Peter Golding
Chapter 7
Television News Has Not (Yet) Left the Nation State: Reflections on European Integration in the News
Claes de Vreese
Chapter 8
The Europeanization of the Danish News Media: Theorizing the News Media as both National and Transnational Political Institution
Mark Orsten
Chapter 9
Just Another Missed Opportunity in the Development of a European Public Sphere: The European Constitutional Debate in German, British and French Broadsheets
Regina Vetters
Chapter 10
Rare Birds: The ’Why’ in Comparative Media Studies. Nordic Ideal Types of Good European Journalism
Vanni Tjernström
Part Three: Media, Culture and Democracy
Chapter 11
The Cultural Dimension of Democracy
Jostein Gripsrud
Chapter 12
The European Imaginary: Media Fictions, Democracy and Cultural Identities
Ib Bondebjerg
Chapter 13
Writing the New European Identities? The Case of the European Cultural Journal Eurozine
Tessa Hauswedell
Chapter 14
Intellectuals, Media and the Public Sphere
Peter Madsen
Chapter 15
(De)constructing European Citizenship? Political Mobilization and Collective Identity Formation Among Immigrants in Sweden and Spain
Zenia Hellgren
Part Four: Media and Communication Policy in Europe
Chapter 16
Misrecognitions: Associative and Communalist Visions in EU Media Policy and Regulation
Richard Collins
Chapter 17
Between Supra-national Competition and National Culture? Emerging EU Policy and Public Broadcasters’ Online Services
Hallvard Moe
Chapter 18
The Effects of the Membership Processes of the European Union on Media Policies in Turkey
Mine Gencel Bek
Chapter 19
Re-conceptualizing Legitimacy: The Role of Communication Rights in the Democratization of the European Union
Julia Hoffmann

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