This e-book investigates a huge resource of the ecu Union's contemporary legitimacy difficulties. It indicates how ecu integration is debated in mass media, and the way this impacts democratic inclusiveness. Advancing integration implies a shift in energy among governments, parliaments, and civil society. in the back of debates over Europe's "democratic deficit" is a deeper problem: even if democratic politics can practice successfully lower than stipulations of Europeanization and globalization. This research is predicated on a wealth of designated info from seven ecu international locations, combining newspaper content material analyses, an cutting edge examine of net verbal exchange buildings, and countless numbers of interviews with major political and media representatives throughout Europe. it's by means of a long way the main far-reaching and empirically grounded examine at the Europeanization of media discourse and political competition thus far, and a must-read for an individual drawn to how eu integration alterations democratic politics and why eu integration has develop into more and more contested.
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