In Search of a European Public Sphere: Challenges, Opportunities and Prospects
This collection is up-to-date and vital at the present moment which demands a special sense of responsibility regarding the tasks ahead for Europe, especially in the fields of media and communication. The volume adopts a wide range of approaches to the European public sphere, and provides much-needed insight into both Western and Eastern perceptions of events and processes in Europe. The contributions here analyse recent trends in media and communication (such as misinformation, fragmentation, and the core-periphery division) and search for possible ways to approach them. In doing so, they discuss a number of important current issues, such as populism, migration, and foreign involvement in European affairs. The volume also sheds light on the question of how the changes in communication environments affect the public spheres in Europe. Focusing on media in Europe, the contributors bring knowledge from different scientific fields (including geopolitics, sociology, political science, and philosophy) and represent different geographic regions, whilst at the same time presenting a European perspective on the issues they investigate.
Malgorzata Winiarska-Brodowska is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Journalism, Media and Social Communication of the Jagiellonian University, Poland. She holds a PhD in Social Sciences. Her publications include Cyberpolitics: The Internet as a Space of Political Activity (2018), In the Mirror of the Media (2017), and a special issue of Media Research Issues, titled “Communication in Europe” (2017), as well as numerous journal articles.
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