Domestic adaptations of Europe. A comparative study of the debates on EU enlargement and a common Constitution in the German and French quality press

Adam, Silke (2007). Domestic adaptations of Europe. A comparative study of the debates on EU enlargement and a common Constitution in the German and French quality press. International journal of public opinion research, 19(4), pp. 409-433. Oxford University Press 10.1093/ijpor/edm024

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The article investigates why a specific European issue is debated in one country but disregarded in another, and why issues are debated differently in different European countries. To understand this national filtering, expectations are formulated as to how specific policy traditions and issue-specific conflict constellations within a country are reflected in media debates. A systematic content analysis of the debates on EU enlargement and a common constitution for the years 2000–2002 in the German and French quality press reveals considerable variation in issue salience, actors’ prominence and actors’ responsibility attributions between and within the countries. This variation can be seen to be connected with different policy traditions and conflict constellations. The study seeks to go beyond merely describing variations in media coverage across Europe and systematically uses cross-national and cross-issue comparative research to understand this variation.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Mass Communication Studies

UniBE Contributor:

Adam, Silke

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

0954-2892

Publisher:

Oxford University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Lena Floriana Studer

Date Deposited:

13 Feb 2020 12:42

Last Modified:

13 Feb 2020 12:42

Publisher DOI:

10.1093/ijpor/edm024

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.139474

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/139474

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