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Title Social media and European politics : rethinking power and legitimacy in the digital era / Mauro Barisione, Asimina Michailidou, editors.
Imprint London, United Kingdom : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

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Series Palgrave studies in European political sociology.
Palgrave studies in European political sociology.
Subject Social media -- Political aspects -- Europe.
Internet in public administration -- Europe.
Europe -- Politics and government.
Alt Name Barisione, Mauro,
Michailidou, Asimina,
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 309 pages) : illustrations.
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Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebsco, viewed August 21, 2017).
Contents Social Media and European Politics; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Abbreviations and Acronyms; List of Figures; List of Tables; 1 Do We Need to Rethink EU Politics in the Social Media Era? An Introduction to the Volume; EU Politicisation and the Role of the Media; EU Politicisation and Digital Media: Towards the Rise of Citizen Europeanism?; Towards a Social Media Approach to Power in the EU; References; 2 Social Media, Personalisation of News Reporting, and Media Systems' Polarisation in Europe; Political Parallelism, Social Media, and Journalists' Self-Branding.
Research DesignData and Methods; Results; Conclusions; References; 3 Engaging with European Politics Through Twitter and Facebook: Participation Beyond the National?; The Participatory and Transnational Promises of Social Media; Styles and Degrees of Engagement on Social Media; Digital Architectures: The Technological Differences Between Facebook and Twitter; European Politics on Facebook and Twitter: Factual, Partisan and Moral Content Illustrated; Conclusion; References; 4 A Digital Movement of Opinion? Contesting Austerity Through Social Media.
Towards a Theory of Digital Movements of OpinionThe Research Setting: Europeanised Communications and the EU Election Campaign; Data, Methods, and Hypotheses; Results; Conclusion; Appendix; References; 5 Building Contention Word-by-Word: Social Media Usage in the European Stop ACTA Movement; The Stop ACTA Mobilisation; Participatory Coordination and Informal Civic Learning; Findings; Conclusions; References; 6 Campaigning for Gender Equality Through Social Media: The European Women's Lobby; Women's Online Advocacy; Social Media as an Advocacy Tool.
The EWL's Online Advocacy: Unfulfilled Potential?The Extent of the EWLs Social Media Use; Discussion and Conclusion; References; 7 A Framework for Evaluating European Social Media Publics: The Case of the European Parliament's Facebook Page; No Public Sphere Without a Public; Conceptualising the Public on Social Media; The Public as a Potential; The Public as Content; The Public as Discourse; A Framework for Evaluating the European Public on Facebook; Research Design and Hypotheses; Mapping European Facebook Publics; The Visible Public; Attention; Discursive Capacity; Critical Function.
IdentityConclusions: A Polite European Facebook Public; References; 8 Extreme Right, the Internet and European Politics in CEE Countries: The Cases of Slovakia and the Czech Republic; The research: methods, sources and cases; The Structure of Extreme Right Online Networks; Extreme Right Discourses on European Integration; Conclusion; References; 9 Social Media as Propaganda Tools: The Greek Conservative Party and National Elections; Social Media and Politics in Crisis' Times; Social Media and Electoral Campaigns.
Note Includes index.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This volume investigates the role of social media in European politics in changing the focus, frames and actors of public discourse around the EU decision-making process. Throughout the collection, the contributors test the hypothesis that the internet and social media are promoting a structural transformation of European public spheres which goes well beyond previously known processes of mediatisation of EU politics. This transformation addresses more fundamental challenges in terms of changing power relations, through processes of active citizen empowerment and exertion of digitally networked counter-power by civil society, news media, and political actors, as well as rising contestation of representative legitimacy of the EU institutions. Social Media and European Politics offers a comprehensive approach to the analysis of political agency and social media in European Union politics, by bringing together scholarly works from the fields of public sphere theory, digital media, political networks, journalism studies, euroscepticism, political activism and social movements, political parties and election campaigning, public opinion and audience studies.
ISBN 9781137598905 (electronic bk.)
1137598905 (electronic bk.)
9781137598899 (print)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1057/978-1-137-59890-5
OCLC # 994643382
Additional Format Print version: Social media and European politics. 2017 1137598891 9781137598899 (OCoLC)962805756.

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