Asimina Michailidou

Senior Researcher
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Academic Interests

In the field of EU/European studies, my work focuses mainly on: the EU public communication strategies; online media, mobilization and crises; online journalism and European elections; and Euroscepticism.

My broader fields of academic interest are:

  • online media and their impact on politics (conceptual and empirical aspects);
  • political communication and public communication strategies in transnational organisations;
  • globalization and political activism;
  • theoretical considerations on the concept of the public sphere;
  • online media: methods for data collection and analysis (software-assisted content analysis, social media data shifting and analysis, coding schedules, intercoder reliability).

Background

I hold a Ph.D. in Political Communication from Loughborough University, UK, where the subject of my doctoral dissertation was 'The role of the Internet in the European Union’s public communication strategy and the emerging European public sphere'.

Prior to joining ARENA, I held the position of post-doctoral researcher at the International Research Network on European Political Communications (EurPolCom), Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship, University of Bristol, UK.

Projects

My current research under the projects EuroDiv and the European crisis and citizens focuses on the interplay between EU crisis management, the democratic legitimacy of counter-crisis measures and the process of public (de) legitimation of the EU polity, of the counter-crisis measures and of democracy as a system of government. Central to my work is the role of news and social media in filtering and shaping public perceptions about the EU but also in facilitating citizens' mobilization and support networks. In empirical terms my work draws on online media content, media ownership structures, readers' comments/participation, interviews with EU migrants and EU public communication policies.

Tags: European public sphere, Media, Internet, European integration, Institutions, European Union

Publications

Books

Michailidou, Asimina, Trenz, Hans-Jörg and de Wilde, Pieter (2014) The Internet and European integration: Pro- and anti- EU debates in online news media, Barbara Budrich Publishers;

de Wilde, Pieter, Michailidou, Asimina and Trenz, Hans-Jörg (2013) Contesting Europe: Exploring Euroscepticism in Online Media Coverage, Essex: ECPR Press, http://press.ecpr.eu/book_details.asp?bookTitleID=80;

Michailidou, A. (2012) The European Union online, Berlin: Verlag Akademiker (reprint of 2008 edition)

Journal articles and book chapters

de Wilde, P., Michailidou, A. and Trenz, H.-J. (2014), Converging on euroscepticism: Online polity contestation during European Parliament elections. European Journal of Political Research, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1475-6765.12050/abstract;

Michailidou, A. and Trenz, H.J. (2013) ‘Mediated representative politics in the European Union: towards audience democracy?’, Journal of European Public Policy 20(2): 260-277, http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/thsp6SdkKqNy3Rc4MHKu/;

Michailidou, Asimina (2012). 'Second-order’ elections and online journalism: Comparison of the 2009 EP elections coverage in Greece, Sweden and the UK. Journalism Practice 6(3): 366- 383, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17512786.2012.663601#.U-CyVXY4Uis;

Michailidou, A. and Trenz, H.J (2012) A media perspective on political representation. In: Kröger S. and Friedrich D.(eds.) The challenge of democratic representation in the European Union, Hampshire / New York: Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 135-154;

Michailidou, Asimina (2010). Vertical Europeanisation of Online Public Dialogue: EU Public Communication Policy and Online Implementation. In Cristiano Bee & Emanuela Bozzini (ed.), Mapping the European Public Sphere, Surrey: Ashgate, pp. 65 – 82.

  • Michailidou, Asimina (2016). ‘The Germans are back’: Euroscepticism and anti-Germanism in crisis-stricken Greece. National Identities.  ISSN 1460-8944. . doi: 10.1080/14608944.2015.1113242
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2015). The role of the public in shaping EU contestation: Euroscepticism and online news media . International Political Science Review.  ISSN 0192-5121.  36(3), s 324- 336 . doi: 10.1177/0192512115577230
  • Michailidou, Asimina & Trenz, Hans-Jørg (2015). Mediatized Transnational Conflicts: Online Media and the Politicisation of the European Union in Times of Crisis, In  The Dynamics of Mediatized Conflicts.  Peter Lang Publishing Group.  ISBN 978-1-4331-2808-0.  Chapter 2.  s 52 - 69
  • Michailidou, Asimina & Trenz, Hans-Jørg (2015). The European crisis and the media: Media autonomy, public perceptions and new forms of political engagement, In  Europe's prolonged crisis: the unmaking of political union.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 9781137436832.  Chapter 11.  s 232 - 250
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2014). Crisis and change in Greece: What price democracy?, In  The European Union in crises or the European Union as crises?.  ARENA Centre for European Studies.  ISBN 978-82-93137-46-7.  Chapter 6.  s 245 - 276
  • Michailidou, Asimina & Trenz, Hans-Jørg (2014). The Mediatization of Politics. From the National to the Transnational . PArtecipazione e COnflitto.  ISSN 1972-7623.  7(3), s 469- 489
  • Michailidou, Asimina; Trenz, Hans-Jørg & de Wilde, Pieter (2014). Converging on euroscepticism: Online polity contestation during European Parliament elections. European Journal of Political Research.  ISSN 0304-4130.  53(4), s 766- 783 . doi: 10.1111/1475-6765.12050
  • Michailidou, Asimina & Trenz, Hans-Jørg (2013). Mediatized representative politics in the European Union: towards audience democracy?. Journal of European Public Policy.  ISSN 1350-1763.  20(2), s 260- 277 . doi: 10.1080/13501763.2013.746126
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2012). 'Second-order’ elections and online journalism: Comparison of the 2009 EP elections coverage in Greece, Sweden and the UK. Journalism Practice.  ISSN 1751-2786.  6(3), s 366- 383 . doi: 10.1080/17512786.2012.663601
  • Michailidou, Asimina; Trenz, Hans-Jørg & de Wilde, Pieter (2012). (W)e the Peoples of Europe: Representations of the European Union Polity During 2009 European Parliamentary Elections on the Internet, In  Multilayered Representation in the European Union. Parliaments, Courts and the Public Sphere.  Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft.  ISBN 978-3-8329-7218-9.  12.  s 215 - 232
  • Michailidou, Asimina & Trenz, Hans-Jørg (2011). A Media Perspective on Political Representation: Online Claims Making and Audience Formation in 2009 EP Election Campaigns, In  The Challenge of Democratic Representation in the European Union.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 9780230292925.  Chapter.
  • Michailidou, Asimina; Trenz, Hans-Jørg & de Wilde, Pieter (2011). ‘Responding to crisis in Europe: A communication approach of the transformation of political order’ (in Greek). Zitimata Epikinonias (Communication Issues).  ISSN 1790-0824.  7(12-13)
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2010). Vertical Europeanisation of Online Public Dialogue: EU Public Communication Policy and Online Implementation, In  Mapping the European Public Sphere.  Ashgate.  ISBN 9780754673767.  Chapter 4.  s 65 - 82
  • Michailidou, Asimina & Trenz, Hans-Jørg (2010). Mediati(zi)ng EU politics: Online news coverage of the 2009 European Parliamentary elections. Communications.  ISSN 0341-2059.  35(3), s 327- 346 . doi: 10.1515/COMM.2010.018
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2008). Democracy and New Media in the European Union: Communication or Participation Deficit?. Journal of Contemporary European Research.  ISSN 1815-347X.  4(4), s 346- 368 . doi: http://www.jcer.net/ojs/index.php/jcer/issue/view/11/showToc

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  • Michailidou, Asimina; Trenz, Hans-Jørg & de Wilde, Pieter (2014). The Internet and European Integration: Pro- and Anti-EU Debates in Online News Media. Verlag Barbara Budrich.  ISBN 9783847401537.  240 s.
  • Michailidou, Asimina; Trenz, Hans-Jørg & de Wilde, Pieter (2013). Contesting Europe: Exploring Euroscepticism in Online Media Coverage. ECPR Press.  ISBN 9781907301513.  292 s.
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2008). The European Union online. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG.  ISBN 9783836462280.  220 s.

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  • Michailidou, Asimina (2015). European Union politics, legitimacy and mediatization.
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2015). 'Greece and the Euro crisis: is Europe losing its democratic soul?'. Keynote speech.
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2015). '#Greececrisis: the mechanics'. Keynote speech.
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2015). 'Leaderless populism? Social media in the European Union: Rethinking power and legitimacy in the era of mediatization'. Paper presentation (with Hanz-Joerg Trenz).
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2015). Politics, crises and online media in the European Unions: Rethinking power and legitimacy in the era of mediatization.
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2015). The European crisis and the citizens: the role of social media.
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2015). The medium makes the public? Convergent EU audiences in divergent online spheres.
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2015). 'The social consequences of the Eurocrisis'. Keynote talk and subsequent debate with Ingeborg Elliassen.
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2015). 'What is there to rethink about EU politics in the social media era?'.
  • Michailidou, Asimina & Peine, Bibiana (2015, 23. januar). Europa holder pusten foran Hellas-valget .  Dagbladet-NTB.
  • Michailidou, Asimina & Piene, Bibiana (2015, 23. januar). Europa holder pusten foran Hellas-valget .  Dagens Næringsliv.
  • Michailidou, Asimina & Stalheim Møller, Iselin (2015, 24. januar). Klart for politisk skifte i Hellas .  Dagsavisen.
  • Piene, Bibiana & Michailidou, Asimina (2015, 23. januar). Europa holder pusten foran Hellas-valget . [Internett].  Dagens Perspectiv/NTB.
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2014). Big Data and Democracy.
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2014). Crisis and change in Greece: what price democracy?.
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2014). Eurosceptic Times.
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2014). The EU online public space: United in diversity?.
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2014). The medium makes the public? Convergent EU contestation in divergent online spheres.
  • Michailidou, Asimina; Olsen, Espen Daniel Hagen; Wernersen, Camilla & Honningsøy, Kirsti Haga (2014, 03. juli). Kan koste Norge dyrt å ikke ta vare på arbeidsinnvandrerne . [Internett].  NRK.
  • Michailidou, Asimina & Stalheim Møller, Iselin (2014, 02. januar). EU-lederskap på sparebluss .  Dagsavisen.
  • Michailidou, Asimina & Trenz, Hans-Jørg (2014). Eurocrisis and the Media: Preserving or Undermining Democracy?.
  • Michailidou, Asimina & Tronier Halvorsen, Marit (2014, 29. desember). Betydelig risiko for at vi vil starte 2015 med et nytt gresk drama .  Dagens Næringsliv.
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2013). Online media and crisis: what public sphere Europe?.
  • Michailidou, Asimina & Trenz, Hans-Jørg (2013). Media autonomy, public perceptions and new forms of political engagement.
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2012). Online Euroscepticism: Mobilising EU resistance through the Internet.
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2012). Online media, crisis communication and political innovation: The case of the Indignant Greeks.
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2011, 02. november). Dette gjør Hellas til dårlig butikk. [Internett].  e24.no.
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2011, 03. november). Forhandler om samlingsregjering nå. [Internett].  http://e24.no.
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2011, 04. november). Gresk tragedie med tre mulige utfall.  http://www.dn.no.
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2011, 08. november). Har aldri før samarbeidet.  Dagsavisen.
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2011). The European Public Sphere. Media and Transnational Communication in European Integration 1969-1991- by J.H. Meyer. Journal of Common Market Studies.  ISSN 0021-9886.  49(5), s 1145- 1146 . doi: 10.1111/j.1468-5965.2011.02180_6.x
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2010). The UK: A case of extraordinary Euroscepticism? .
  • Michailidou, Asimina & de Wilde, Pieter (2010). Globalised media and trans-nationalised politics: A mixed-methods approach of online public opinion formation in the European Union.
  • Michailidou, Asimina & de Wilde, Pieter (2010). Responding to crisis in Europe: A communication approach of the transformation of political order.
  • Michailidou, Asimina & Trenz, Hans-Jørg (2010). A media perspective on political representation: online claims making and audience formation in 2009 EP Election campaigns.
  • Michailidou, Asimina & Trenz, Hans-Jørg (2010). Mediati(zi)ng EU politics: An empirical evaluation of the online European public sphere.
  • Michailidou, Asimina & Trenz, Hans-Jørg (2010). Mediati(zi)ng EU politics: An empirical evaluation of the online European public sphere.
  • Michailidou, Asimina & Trenz, Hans-Jørg (2010). Mediating European integration: Online political communication in online European parliamentary campaigns .
  • Michailidou, Asimina; Trenz, Hans-Jørg & de Wilde, Pieter (2010). (W)e the peopls of Europe: Assessing the contours of the EU online public sphere .
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2009). Book review> Internet-Mediated Participation Beyond the Nation State, Bart Cammaerts (2008) Manchester: Manchester University Press, 266 pp.,. International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics.  ISSN 1740-8296.  5(3), s 247- 262 . doi: 10.1386/macp.5.3.247_5
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2009). Denouncing Europe? Citizens debate online.
  • Michailidou, Asimina & Trenz, Hans-Jørg (2009). Contesting the legitimacy of the EU A study of online campaigning in the context of the European Parliamentary elections 2009.
  • Michailidou, Asimina & Trenz, Hans-Jørg (2009). Contesting the legitimacy of the EU A study of online campaigning in the context of the European Parliamentary elections 2009.
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2008). Book review of: Media technologies and democracy in an enlarged Europe- The intellectual work of the 2007 European Media and Communication doctoral summer school Nico Carpentier, Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Kaarle Nordenstreng, Maren Hartmann, Peeter Vihalemm, Bart Cammaerts, Hannu Nieminen (editors). Tartu University Press, 2007, 424 pp. Journal of Contemporary European Research.  ISSN 1815-347X.  4(4), s 373- 375
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2008). Constitutionalisation of the European public sphere - EU public communication, institutional culture and civil society .
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2008). Constitutionalisation of the European public sphere: EU institutional culture, the Internet and civil society.
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2008). EU institutions, the media and civil society: Lost in communication?.
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2008). The role of the Internet in the EU’s public communication strategy- Institutional culture and online reality.
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2007). Constitutionalisation of the European public sphere: EU institutional culture, the media and civil society.
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2007). Europeanisation of the electronic public sphere: Theory, institutional culture and online reality.
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2007). The Impact of EU “Constitutionalisation” on public claims-making over Europe- EU communication strategy: Engaging with civil society?.
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2006). Public communication in the cyberspace era: The case of the EU public sphere.
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2006). Vertical Europeanisation of the online public dialogue: EU public communication policy and online implementation.
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2005). The role of the Internet in the public diplomacy strategy of the European Union and its impact on the emerging European public sphere.
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2004). Online communication & collaboration of EU institutions with educational networks (European libraries).
  • Michailidou, Asimina (2004). The role of the Internet in the EU’s public communication strategy and its impact on the emerging European public sphere: Theoretical concept.

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