Tag Archives: European Public Sphere

Nov 27 2013

The Limits of the European Public Sphere

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By Francisco Seoane Pérez The proverbial distance between European Union institutions and European citizens has been attributed by political leaders and scholars alike to a ‘communications gap’, that is, to the way EU affairs are mediated by the news media, … 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 5 2013

Belonging and entitlement – Britain’s ‘ethnic majority’ and the rise of UKIP

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By Michael Skey The UK Independence Party’s electoral success is underwritten by dissatisfaction with the major parties in the British political landscape. Michael Skey explores the factors accounting for the popularity of UKIP.  He points out that the party’s high … Continue reading

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May 31 2013

Managing the Crisis through Secrecy?

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By Outi Keranen Transparency and access to information in crisis-ridden Europe have become sparse currency. While Brussels aims to tackle tax evasion through openness and more effective exchange of information, the uninvestigated claims of money laundering in Cyprus and the … Continue reading

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May 4 2013

Symbols, Trauma and European Identity

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EUROPP’s editors Stuart A Brown and Chris Gilson in conversation with Jeffrey C. Alexander about his views on modernity, the European integration process, and the importance of cultural and political symbols to European democracy. You’ve written about the ‘dark side’ of modernity. … Continue reading

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Apr 15 2013

Do Europeans share a common image of Europe?

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By Max Hänska What is Europe? What is this Crisis about? Through history there have been multiple images of Europe, nourished by different histories, experiences and political imperatives. The current crisis reveals some of the fault lines between these images. … Continue reading

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Mar 22 2013

The Politics of Blame

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By Max Hänska When things go wrong someone is blamed. Throughout the current crisis there have been several convenient scapegoats: the EU itself, southern European countries and Germany, among others. Passing the buck is an all too familiar rhetorical strategy, … Continue reading

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Mar 18 2013

Reactions to the Cypriot Bailout across the European Press

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By Max Hänska, Outi Keranen, Maria Kyriakidou, Jose Olivas and Roberto Orsi. Greek Press The dramatic developments with regard to the bailout of Cyprus have dominated the Greek press since the news of the savings levy broke. The focus of the … Continue reading

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Mar 11 2013

What Language for What Europe?

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By Roberto Orsi In his discourse about Europe and the European project pronounced on 22nd February 2013 at the Bellevue Palace in Berlin, German Bundespräsident Joachim Gauck has articulated his view on the future development of the European polity, reinstating … Continue reading

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Mar 7 2013

Grillo’s ‘threat’ and the Spanish press

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By Jose Javier Olivas The Italian general elections took place ten days ago. The divided results and the relatively unexpected success of Berlusconi’s The People of Freedom Coalition (29.1% of votes) and Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement (25.5% of votes) … Continue reading

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