Personalisation and publicity : presidentialisation on the occasion of the elections to the European Parliament in 2014

Apenbrink, Christin (2015) Personalisation and publicity : presidentialisation on the occasion of the elections to the European Parliament in 2014.

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Abstract:Democratic politics rely on publicity. Publicity in turn, strongly depends on the consideration of principles dominating mass media. Especially the European Union is up to its presence in media coverage, since it is at risk to remain a rather abstract arrangement of institutions irrelevant to citizens’ everyday life. The following study will shed light on the impact of a particular institutional innovation embedded in the Elections to the European Parliament on news coverage. In 2014, for the first time each fraction in the European Parliament was requested to announce its own pan-European candidate for the Presidency of the Commission. Afterwards, the European Council nominated the presidential candidate according to the majority circumstances resulting from the parliamentary elections. Referring to the theory of ‘presidentialisation’ it will be argued that the presidential candidates are expected to be centred in media coverage and thus, contribute to a higher degree of personalisation in the election campaign. By means of news reporting in two German newspapers the assumptions will be tested. The empirical results will be discussed critically. Finally, a conclusion will be given comprising an outlook for future research projects.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
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Frau
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:European Public Administration BSc (56654)
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