5. Winners and Losers in the Europeanization of Public Policy Debates

Empowering the Already Powerful?

  1. Assaad E. Azzi Professor director2,
  2. Xenia Chryssochoou Associate Professor3,
  3. Bert Klandermans Professor4 and
  4. Bernd Simon Professor Directors5
  1. Ruud Koopmans Director4 and
  2. Paul Statham Professor of Political Sociology Director1

Published Online: 12 OCT 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444328158.ch5

Identity and Participation in Culturally Diverse Societies

Identity and Participation in Culturally Diverse Societies

How to Cite

Koopmans, R. and Statham, P. (2010) Winners and Losers in the Europeanization of Public Policy Debates, in Identity and Participation in Culturally Diverse Societies (eds A. E. Azzi, X. Chryssochoou, B. Klandermans and B. Simon), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444328158.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

  2. 3

    Panteion University (Athens, Greece)

  3. 4

    Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  4. 5

    Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Bristol, UK

  2. 4

    Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 OCT 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199476

Online ISBN: 9781444328158

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Keywords:

  • collective identity and political participation;
  • winners and losers in Europeanization of Public Policy debates - empowering the already powerful;
  • European Union (EU), world's most advanced institutional cooperation - across borders and political levels;
  • communication flows, between European-level decision-makers and public depending on performance of mass media;
  • European decision-makers, depending on media coverage - for information about concerns of citizenry;
  • European integration, and how it has affected opportunities - for different collective actors to intervene in public debates;
  • three forms of Europeanization of public debates;
  • European integration, affecting relative opportunities for different actors;
  • Europeanization of public debates, alleviating, or exacerbating discursive power differentials between actors;
  • Europeanization of media discourse and political contention - not a quantitative one of the lack of visibility of the European level

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Theoretical Framework

  • Data and Methodology

  • Who Participates in Europeanized Public Debates?

  • Who Supports and Opposes Europe?

  • Conclusion

  • References