27. Europe

A Laboratory for Comparative Communication Research

  1. Ingrid Volkmer
  1. Claes H. de Vreese and
  2. Rens Vliegenthart

Published Online: 20 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255278.ch27

The Handbook of Global Media Research

The Handbook of Global Media Research

How to Cite

de Vreese, C. H. and Vliegenthart, R. (2012) Europe, in The Handbook of Global Media Research (ed I. Volkmer), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255278.ch27

Editor Information

  1. University of Melbourne, Australia

Author Information

  1. University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 29 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405198707

Online ISBN: 9781118255278



  • Europe, a laboratory for comparative communication research;
  • CCR, a late arrival in media studies and communication science;
  • field of political communication/communication research, lagging behind;
  • CCR using macro-/micro combined agenda, with individuals nested in;
  • CCR types, analytical implications on questions asked;
  • typology of comparative communication, European transnational nature of news;
  • time, country, and media characteristics, for media frame elections;
  • political interest and public TV, positive effects of media influence


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • A Typology of Comparative Communication Research1

  • EU Communication Research Revisited

  • An Empirical Example

  • Discussion

  • Notes

  • References