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‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’: Stereotypes, Prejudices and Emotions on Greek Media Representation of the EU Financial Crisis

  • Tereza Capelos
  • Theofanis Exadaktylos
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Part of the New Perspectives on South-East Europe book series (NPSE)

Abstract

The ongoing institutional and economic crisis of the E U has created new stereotypes, as well as facilitated the return of old prejudices across the member states, with important implications for the future of European integration. The crisis has generated broad media coverage challenging the reputations of countries most affected by the recession and those who bear the financial burden of bailouts. Characteristically, Greece has been often described as the ‘sick man of Europe’ (Exadaktylos and Zahariadis, 2014), while references to ‘the sinking euro’, ‘lazy Greeks’, ‘hard-working Germans’ and ‘detached Brits’ are frequently hosted in headlines, news reports and editorial commentary in newspapers across Europe (e.g.. Der Spiegel, 2011; EU Observer, 2011; Forbes, 2011; The Economist, 2011).

Keywords

External Actor Political Elite Public Intellectual Opinion Piece Public Agenda 
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© Tereza Capelos and Theofanis Exadaktylos 2015

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  • Tereza Capelos
  • Theofanis Exadaktylos

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