Manufacturing Europe

Spaces of Democracy, Diversity and Communication

This book brings together leading European specialists in theories of the public sphere, media and democracy. It explores current key problems of communication, democracy and diversity, and how these are intertwined as part of media practice. Integrating geographical, historical and multicultural approaches, it develops existing thought on public sphere and democracy. In particular, it focuses on three dimensions that reflect obstacles to the European democratic project.

In exploring the reality and content of the concept of a European public sphere, the book scrutinizes the concept’s inherent values and norms as well as the nature of the formation and structure of a transnational public sphere: its efficacy, legitimacy, and pluralism.

Examining media practices, journalistic cultures and the mediation of European issues in member states, it explores how the European public sphere(s) are actualized for its citizens. Opening up the ethnic, cultural, and historical diversity of the continent, the book offers new approaches to the demands of modern European multiculturalism.

In each case, the apparent struggle between idealism and realism forces the authors to question, as well as to offer, new ways of understanding the integration process and its communicative edge.

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Acknowledgements

Manufacturing Europe, Restoring Communication?

Inka Salovaara-Moring

I. Theoretical Dimensions of the European Public Sphere

The European Public Sphere as a Network? Four Plus One Approaches

Hannu Nieminen

Uniting and Dividing. The European Public Sphere as an Unfinished Project

Hans-Jörg Trenz

European Public Spheres and the Challenge of Radical Pluralism

Kari Karppinen

A Cosmopolitan Temptation

Philip Schlesinger

II. Media, Journalism and the European Public Sphere

The European Union and Ideals of the Public Sphere. Shadows in Paradise

Tuomo Mörä

Beyond East and West. Alternative Spheres of Journalism, Capitalism and Public

Inka Salovaara-Moring

A European Public Sphere. Media and Public Opinion

Claes de Vreese
Hajo G. Boomgaarden

III. Multiculturalism and the European Public Sphere

Public Spheres and Multiculturalism in Contemporary Europe

Charles Husband
Tom Moring

Pleasing the Crisis. Anxiety and Recited Multiculturalism in the European Communicative Space

Gavan Titley

Contextualising the Public Sphere. Freedom of Expression and Diversity in the Turkish Media

Miyase Christensen

Minorities, The Process of European Union Integration, and the Minority Media in Turkey

Yonca Ermutlu

Challenges of Integrating Ethnic Minority into the Public Sphere. The Estonian Experience

Epp Lauk
Valeria Jakobson

A Diverse and Inclusive Communicative Space in the Making? The Case of Finland

Camilla Haavisto

Notes on Contributors

Utgivare: 
Nordicom
Publicerad: 
2009-03
Sidantal: 
256
ISBN: 
978-91-89471-73-3
Språk: 
Engelska
Format: 
Tryckt, PDF
Serie: 
Nordicom bokserie
280,00 kr
30,00 EUR