The Internet and European Integration: A Public Sphere Perspective (Hans-Jörg Trenz)


Date: Mar 12, 2015

Speaker:
Hans-Jörg Trenz, Professor of Modern European Studies and Deputy Director of the Centre for Modern European Studies, University of Copenhagen

The politicized and mass-mediated aspects of European Union (EU) politics have only recently started to receive scholarly attention. In a politicized EU, decision-making procedures are increasingly exposed to public and media attention. This lecture sheds light on the impact of media attention in shaping the public debate regarding the legitimacy of the EU. To what extent do the media act as an amplifier of conflicts over European integration? Do the media constrain or facilitate the political efforts to further integrate Europe?

Hans-Jörg Trenz is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Modern European Studies (CEMES) at the Faculty of Humanities that explores the profound transformation of the political, cultural and intellectual contours of Europe within the last centuries. He is professor in Modern European Studies with special reference to European media culture at the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, Section for Film and Media Studies. His research deals with aspects of media and political communication in Europe, where he applies a public sphere perspective to the process of European integration and analyzes both print and new media.

This event is Part 6 of the 2014-15 Europe Seminar. The Europe Seminar brings scholars from North America, Europe, and the world to Columbia for intense talks on European history, politics, economics, and society.

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Date: Mar 12, 2015

Speaker:
Hans-Jörg Trenz, Professor of Modern European Studies and Deputy Director of the Centre for Modern European Studies, University of Copenhagen

The politicized and mass-mediated aspects of European Union (EU) politics have only recently started to receive scholarly attention. In a politicized EU, decision-making procedures are increasingly exposed to public and media attention. This lecture sheds light on the impact of media attention in shaping the public debate regarding the legitimacy of the EU. To what extent do the media act as an amplifier of conflicts over European integration? Do the media constrain or facilitate the political efforts to further integrate Europe?

Hans-Jörg Trenz is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Modern European Studies (CEMES) at the Faculty of Humanities that explores the profound transformation of the political, cultural and intellectual contours of Europe within the last centuries. He is professor in Modern European Studies with special reference to European media culture at the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, Section for Film and Media Studies. His research deals with aspects of media and political communication in Europe, where he applies a public sphere perspective to the process of European integration and analyzes both print and new media.

This event is Part 6 of the 2014-15 Europe Seminar. The Europe Seminar brings scholars from North America, Europe, and the world to Columbia for intense talks on European history, politics, economics, and society.

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