Do mass media portray Europe as a community? : German and French debates on EU enlargement and a common constitution
Adam, Silke (Author)

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The goal of this article is to analyse whether, and when, the media depict Europe as a common community and whether, and when, they remain nationally confined. Media portray Europe as a community if they (1) make European and member state actors and topics visible, (2) show the mutual connectedness between these actors and (3) give voice to support and criticism while avoiding that nation states wall themselves off. To measure whether mass media depict Europe as a common community and thus potentially foster citizens'integration a content analysis of interactions is systematically combined with empirical network analysis. A comparison of the debates on EU enlargement and a common constitution in the German and French quality press reveals that whether Europe is portrayed as a community varies between and within countries. Such variations seem to reflect the relation between national elites' attitudes and public opinion towards a specific issue.

Keywords:Francozi, Nemci, Evropska unija, the French, Germans, European union
Work type:Not categorized (r6)
Tipology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:FDV - Faculty of Social Sciences
Number of pages:str. 91-112
Numbering:Vol. 15, no. 1
ISSN on article:1318-3222
COBISS.SI-ID:27266653 Link is opened in a new window
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Shortened title:Javnost
Publisher:Evropski inštitut za komuniciranje in kulturo
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Secondary language

Članek analizira, ali (in kdaj) mediji obravnavajo Evropo kot "skupno skupnost" ali pa ostajajo nacionalno omejeni. Predstavljanje Evrope kot skupnosti pomeni, da mediji (1) obravnavajo evropske akterje in akterje iz članic EU, (2) predstavljajo medsebojno povezanost teh akterjev in (3) omogočajo izražanje podpore in kritike, ki presega nacionalne okvire. V analizi sta bili uporabljeni metodi analize besedil in analize omrežij. Primerjava razprav o širitvi EU in skupni ustavi v osrednjih nemških in francoskih časopisih kaže, da so v prikazovanju Evrope kot skupnosti razlike tako med državama kot znotraj njiju. Razlike v časopisih odražajo odnos med stališči nacionalnih elit in javnega mnenja do specifičnih vprašanj.

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