Book launch: Contesting Europe
With the European parliamentary elections just one year ahead, can we expect Euroscepticism to become dominant? Are there any lessons to be learned from the 2009 campaign? ARENA invites to a book presentation of Contesting Europe by Pieter de Wilde, Asimina Michailidou and Hans-Jörg Trenz.
A vandalised EU sign in Sopot, Poland (photo: Tomasz Sienicki/Wikimedia Commons)
The book 'Contesting Europe: Exploring Euroscepticism in Online Media Coverage' investigates how politicians and citizens evaluated the EU and the process of European integration in public debates during the 2009 European Parliament elections. The book was recently out with ECPR Press.
The authors present a detailed, rigorous analysis of citizens' response to news stories, and reveal new evidence about the dynamic nature of online contestation of Europe and the degree of convergence towards Euroscepticism across member states. Such convergence provides new challenges for democratic representation in the EU.
14:30 Book presentation Contesting Europe
00:00 Hans-Jörg Trenz and Asimina Michailidou, ARENA
14:40 EP elections and Eurosceptic vote
00:00 Comment by Christopher Lord, ARENA
14:50 Euroscepticism and party competition
00:00 Comment by Nick Sitter, BI and Central European University, Budapest
15:00 Discussion and questions
The places will be allocated on first-come-first-served basis.