|Author (Person)||de Vreese, Claes H.|
|Series Title||Living Reviews in European Governance|
|Series Details||Vol.2, No.3 2007 (updated, August 2012)|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
A three-fold typology is proposed that organises previous research on the European public sphere: the Utopian, the Elitist and the Realist perspective.
The diverging conclusions stemming from extant research are reviewed in the light of the methodological pluralism in the studies. It is demonstrated that most signs of Europeanization of national public spheres stem from studies focusing on the quality broadsheet press whereas studies focusing on the popular press, television, and new media provide some, albeit limited evidence (yet) of a Europeanization trend.
The Review looks ahead in both theoretical and methodological terms and also assesses the consequences of the (absence of) a European public sphere and current policy initiatives in this area.
|Countries / Regions||Europe|