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Anamaria Dutceac Segesten: Euroscepticism and Media

  • Campus Haga, room B210 19 Sprängkullsgatan Göteborg, Västra Götalands län, 411 23 Sweden (map)

Thursday, April 19, 2018

12:15 PM  1:00 PM

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Brännpunk Europa invites you to an interesting lunch seminar with Anamaria Dutceac Segesten.

This lecture will focus on research about how the rise of Euroscepticism may contribute to the Europeanization of national public spheres. Ever since the 2014 European Parliament elections, which resulted in over one quarter of the available seats going to Eurosceptic party members, national media outlets in several Member States reported about the ‘earthquake’, ‘virus’, or ‘rising tide’ of Euroscepticism sweeping across the continent. If, as certain scholars argue, a unified media discourse about the EU can foster the perception of a European demos, then the media’s coverage of Euroscpetics may provide the type of salient pan-European narrative conducive for a European public sphere to emerge.

Despite previous research demonstrating that the media’s coverage of the EU can influence public opinion, the mass media remains an underexplored actor in the studies of Euroscepticism. In their research Anamaria Dutceac Segesten and Michael Bossetta therefore compares the media discourse about Euroscepticism in 2014 across six countries (United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Sweden and Denmark), in order to asses the extent to which the mass media’s reporting of Euroscepticism indicates the Europeanization of public spheres.

When: April 19th, 12:15-13:00

Where: Spränkullsgatan 19, room B210

NOTE: Free baguettes for the first 20 to arrive.

NOTE: This event is held in english

Anamaria Dutceac Segesten is a political scientist, working within the field of European Studies, with an interest for questions concerning democracy, political communication and collective identity. She received her PhD from the University of Maryland at College Park, and is presently holding the vice-chair of the Centre for European Research at Lund Univeristy. Segesten is currently researching conflicts of memory in Europe after 1989, as well as communicative politics and political symbolism.