Mapping the European Public Sphere combines theoretical and empirical perspectives to address three relevant issues that are marking the European communicative landscape: the role of media and journalism in shaping the European debate, the function of public communication in promoting institutional activities, and the implications of processes of inclusion to and exclusion from the public sphere. The volume offers a timely reflection on the communicative arenas that are structuring the discourse on Europe and its future and provides a map of existing communicative spaces to provide a better understanding of the development of a European Public Sphere and to identify critical issues. Situated in a timely debate and providing well-grounded empirical evidence, the book will be particularly valuable to social scientists researching European integration issues. At the same time, the book is relevant to those actors who are studied in the research, in particular European institutions, media groups and NGOs.

chapter |12 pages


ByCristiano Bee, Emanuela Bozzini

part 1|50 pages

Conceptualising the European Public Sphere

chapter 1|16 pages

The Europeanisation of Political Communication

Conceptual Clarifications and Empirical Measurements
ByHans-Jörg Trenz

chapter 2|16 pages

Theoretical Reflections on the Public Sphere in the European Union

A Network of Communication or a Political Community?
ByMarianne van de Steeg

chapter 3|16 pages

The Public Sphere and the European Information Society

ByBridgette Wessels

part 2|51 pages

Institutional Communication in Europe

chapter 4|18 pages

Vertical Europeanisation of Online Public Dialogue

EU Public Communication Policy and Online Implementation
ByAsimina Michailidou

chapter 5|16 pages

Understanding the EU's Institutional Communication

Principles and Structure of a Contested Policy
ByCristiano Bee

chapter 6|16 pages

European Social Purpose and Public Service Communication

ByJackie Harrison

part 3|59 pages

Media and the Public Sphere

chapter 7|24 pages

Media Performance and Europe's ‘Communication Deficit'

A Study of Journalists' Perceptions1
ByPaul Statham

chapter 8|18 pages

Assessing Conditions for the Homogenisation of the European Public Sphere

How Journalists Report, and Could Report, on Europe
ByAuksė Balčytienė, Aušra Vinciūnienė

chapter 9|16 pages

‘New' and ‘Old' Europe

Explaining Competing Ideologies across Europe
ByJohn Downey, Sabina Mihelj, Thomas Koenig, Vaclav Stetka

part 4|49 pages

Inclusion and Exclusion from the Public Sphere

chapter 11|14 pages

Framing Anti-discrimination Policy at the EU level

The Role of Civil Society Organisations
ByEmanuela Bozzini

chapter 12|16 pages

The Europeanisation of the Anti-racist Policy Sphere

The UK and Italy Compared
ByStefano Fella