Euroscepticism, Democracy and the Media

Communicating Europe, Contesting Europe

  • Manuela Caiani
  • Simona Guerra

Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology book series (PSEPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Manuela Caiani, Simona Guerra
    Pages 1-20
  3. Nicolò Conti, Vincenzo Memoli
    Pages 121-140
  4. Annett Heft, Sophia Wittwer, Barbara Pfetsch
    Pages 195-218
  5. Donatella della Porta, Hara Kouki, Joseba Fernández
    Pages 219-240
  6. Evangelos Fanoulis, Anasol Peña-Rios
    Pages 241-262
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 273-284

About this book


This volume focuses on the relationship between the media and European democracy, as important factors of EU legitimacy. The contributors show how the media play a crucial role in making European governance accountable, and how it can act as an intermediate link between citizens and their elected and unelected representatives.

The book focuses on widespread levels of Euroscepticism and the contemporary European crisis. The authors present empirical studies which problematize the role of traditional media coverage on EU attitudes. Comparisons are also drawn between traditional and new media in their influence on Euroscepticism. Furthermore, the authors analyse the impact of the internet and social media as new arenas in which Eurosceptic claims and positions can be made visible, as well as being a medium used by political parties and populist movements which contest Europe and its politics and policies.

Euroscepticism, Democracy and the Media will be of interest to students and scholars with an interest in European politics, political parties, interest groups, social movements and political sociology. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Manuela Caiani
    • 1
  • Simona Guerra
    • 2
  1. 1.Scuola Normale SuperioreFirenzeItaly
  2. 2.University of LeicesterLeicesterUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-59642-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-59643-7
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