Can social media facilitate a European Public Sphere? - Max Hänska

08. November 2017 von 12:00 bis 14:00 Uhr im ZeMKI, Linzer Str. 4, Bremen, Raum 60.070

A longstanding interest in the existence and/or possibility of a European Public Sphere holds that it may help to overcome some of the EU’s democratic deficits. EU politics, it is often argued, requires greater bottom-up engagement and legitimation, which a pan-European public sphere could help provide. Most extant research in this area has focused on (national) broadcast media. Social media, in contrast, is inherently cross-border, multi-lingual, and bottom-up. We ask whether it can provide a platform for the emergence of a European Public Sphere?

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