The European public sphere in top-down perspective: the area of tension between the intentions and the reality of the communication policy of the EU analysed in three cases: the European president, the climate debate and the new Commission

01 October 2010 → 30 September 2014
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Other economics and business
    • Citizenship, immigration and political inequality
    • International and comparative politics
    • Multilevel governance
    • National politics
    • Political behaviour
    • Political organisations and institutions
    • Political theory and methodology
    • Public administration
    • Other political science
communication policy European Union public sphere
Project description

In the context of the gap between the EU and its citizens the lack of a European public sphere (EPS) is often considered as the missing link. This research verifies two competing hyptheses and examines if the intentions of the EU on communication policy and EPS have not been realised due to "not being able to" or "not wanting to".