Title
When the media matter for politics : partisan moderators of the mass media's agenda-setting influence on parliament in Belgium
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Political Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
London ,
Subject
Politics
Source (journal)
Party politics. - London
Volume/pages
17(2011) :3 , p. 321-342
ISSN
1354-0688
ISI
000289715000003
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
In this study, we investigate which factors moderate the agenda-setting influence of the mass media on the Belgian parliament during the period 19932000. Based on elaborate codings of the media, parliamentary questions and interpellations, party manifestos, government agreements and ministerial meetings, we employ a multi-level time-series model. The results indicate that especially party characteristics (party size, incumbent or opposition party, issue ownership) and the government agenda influence the dependency of parliament on media coverage. Furthermore, we find an increase in the extent of media influence through time, suggesting an increasing presence of media logic in the behaviour of Belgian MPs. Irrespective of all those contingent factors, the mass media determine the Belgian parliamentary agenda to a considerable degree.
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