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The emergence of a European community of communication
Steeg, Marianne van de ;  Risse, Thomas ;  Kolleg-Forschergruppe The Transformative Power of Europe <Berlin>

Main titleThe emergence of a European community of communication
Subtitleinsights from empirical research on the Europeanization of public spheres
AuthorSteeg, Marianne van de
AuthorRisse, Thomas
InstitutionKolleg-Forschergruppe The Transformative Power of Europe <Berlin>
No. of Pages29 S.
KFG working paper      
KFG working paper ; 15
Classification (DDC)300 Social sciences
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AbstractA European public sphere emerges out of Europeanized national public spheres if the following two phenomena are verified. First, if and when the same (European) themes are discussed at the same time with similar frames of reference, meaning structures, and patterns of interpretation across the various media sources. Second, if and when a transnational community of communication emerges in which speakers and listeners recognize each other as legitimate participants in a discourse that frames the issues at stake as common European problems. We present empirical evidence from other scholars and two case studies of our own, namely Eastern enlargement and the sanctions against the Austrian ÖVP/FPÖ-government. The main finding is that at least when European issues are discussed, that a European public sphere is constituted and re-constituted through the discursive connections and debates across borders.
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FU DepartmentDepartment of Political and Social Sciences
Other affiliation(s)Kolleg-Forschergruppe "The Transformative Power of Europe"
Year of publication2010
Type of documentBook
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