Tag Archives: Public Sphere

Jun 14 2016

“We Are the Green Ones”: How News on Climate Change Make ‘Us’ European

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By Leif Hemming Pedersen and Magnus Boye Bjerregaard   As research on European integration ever so often seems to point out, the European Union suffers from a democratic deficit. The challenge lies in the distance between lawmakers and citizens, between … Continue reading

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Nov 20 2014

Crisis Discourses in Europe: Media EU-phemisms and Alternative Narratives

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By Tamsin Murray-Leach It would be catastrophising to claim that euroscepticism won the European elections earlier this year – but it certainly staked a claim. Two years ago, we predicted the capturing of Europe by populist parties in our study of … Continue reading

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May 21 2014

The Crises in the Eurozone and Ukraine Have Heralded the ‘Return of Politics’ to European Integration

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By Luuk van Middelaar On New Year’s Eve 2011, a sober but moving ceremony took place in the Estonia theatre in Tallinn. Prime-minister Ansip withdrew his country’s first euros from an ATM outside the building, walked back inside and delivered … Continue reading

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Oct 30 2013

Finnish and Dutch Government Budgets in the Eurocrisis: Between fanaticism and belief in fair play

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By Paul Jonker-Hoffren Autumn is a time for new plans to be made for the next year in national governments. Usually these new plans follow estimates by the national statistics office or the national central bank. This post compares the … Continue reading

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Oct 15 2013

Was the EU Crisis the Elephant in the Room? Revisiting Angela Merkel’s victory in the German elections

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By Hannah Richter While debates about the possibilities and conditions necessary to form a new German government are still ongoing amongst the different political parties, the general election result appears indisputable. Chancellor Angela Merkel was confirmed as Germany’s unchallenged conservative leader … Continue reading

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Aug 20 2013

Emerging Themes from the First Six Months of Euro Crisis in the Press

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By the Editorial Team The Euro Crisis in the Press blog began as part of a wider LSE-based research project on media representations of the Euro crisis across European states. The aim of the blog has been to provide a … Continue reading

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Jun 15 2013

The struggle over the Greek national broadcaster: a debate of extremes

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By Maria Kyriakidou Greece is once more in turmoil. The sudden and shocking shutdown of the state television and radio network, ERT, by the government last Tuesday was met with angry demonstrations not only by the virtually 2,600 employees of … Continue reading

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May 17 2013

Intimate Fusion: Media and Political Power in Silvio Berlusconi’s Italy

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By John Lloyd and Ferdinando Giugliano (reposted from openDemocracy) Key to the politics of public discourse about the crisis are media structures and their relationship with politics across Europe’s diverse media environments. This repost is the first in an occasional … Continue reading

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Apr 25 2013

Who’s reporting the crisis? The state of the media in Greece

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By Maria Kyriakidou Greece has been ranked 84th among 179 countries for freedom of the press, according to the 2013 World Press Freedom Index published in January 2013 by the international NGO “Reporters Without Borders”, with a staggering fall of … Continue reading

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Apr 7 2013

Selective truths and Spanish riches: The Bundesbank’s study on household wealth

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By Stefan Bauchowitz and José Javier Olivas* At the height of the Cyprus bailout crisis, the German Central Bank, the Bundesbank, has introduced into the public discourse the notion that Southern Europeans are richer than Germans. This claim is based on a study … Continue reading

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