Publication
Title
Do the media set the parliamentary agenda? A comparative study in seven countries
Author
Abstract
A growing body of work has examined the relationship between media and politics from an agenda-setting perspective: Is attention for issues initiated by political elites with the media following suit, or is the reverse relation stronger? A long series of single-country studies has suggested a number of general agenda-setting patterns but these have never been confirmed in a comparative approach. In a comparative, longitudinal design including comparable media and politics evidence for seven European countries (Belgium, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom), this study highlights a number of generic patterns. Additionally, it shows how the political system matters. Overall, the media are a stronger inspirer of political action in countries with single-party governments compared to those with multiple-party governments for opposition parties. But, government parties are more reactive to media under multiparty governments.
Language
English
Source (journal)
European journal of political research. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2016
ISSN
0304-4130 [print]
1475-6765 [online]
Volume/pages
55:2(2016), p. 283-301
ISI
000374507300005
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 06.06.2016
Last edited 06.10.2017
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