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Making Democracy Work in Greece: The Indignant Citizens Movement, Media and Political Engagement

Kostopoulos, Christos LU (2013) SIMV05 20131
Graduate School
Master of Science in Global Studies
Department of Communication and Media
Abstract
This research addresses the role that the media have in guiding public perceptions about social
movements and also the importance of the media in a well functioning democracy. In order to do so,
a case study of the Indignant Citizens movement of Greece is presented, using theories related to
participation, including voice and deliberative democracy. Furthermore, theories regarding the
Europeanization of social movements and European cosmopolitan identity are discussed, in order to
include the trans-national element of the movement. Also theories regarding media power and
media framing are included, in order to discuss the role of the media and more specifically the
press. The issue is further explored by focusing on Dahlgren's... (More)
This research addresses the role that the media have in guiding public perceptions about social
movements and also the importance of the media in a well functioning democracy. In order to do so,
a case study of the Indignant Citizens movement of Greece is presented, using theories related to
participation, including voice and deliberative democracy. Furthermore, theories regarding the
Europeanization of social movements and European cosmopolitan identity are discussed, in order to
include the trans-national element of the movement. Also theories regarding media power and
media framing are included, in order to discuss the role of the media and more specifically the
press. The issue is further explored by focusing on Dahlgren's concept of civic cultures. Finally, the
paper will present a news framing analysis on Greek and English newspapers, in order to
understand how they constructed the Indignant Citizens movement. (Less)
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author
Kostopoulos, Christos LU
supervisor
organization
course
SIMV05 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
participation, democracy, Europeanization, cosmopolitanism, Indignant Citizens, media, media power, news frame analysis
language
English
id
3806264
date added to LUP
2013-06-14 12:05:09
date last changed
2014-09-08 14:04:11
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  abstract     = {This research addresses the role that the media have in guiding public perceptions about social
movements and also the importance of the media in a well functioning democracy. In order to do so,
a case study of the Indignant Citizens movement of Greece is presented, using theories related to
participation, including voice and deliberative democracy. Furthermore, theories regarding the
Europeanization of social movements and European cosmopolitan identity are discussed, in order to
include the trans-national element of the movement. Also theories regarding media power and
media framing are included, in order to discuss the role of the media and more specifically the
press. The issue is further explored by focusing on Dahlgren's concept of civic cultures. Finally, the
paper will present a news framing analysis on Greek and English newspapers, in order to
understand how they constructed the Indignant Citizens movement.},
  author       = {Kostopoulos, Christos},
  keyword      = {participation,democracy,Europeanization,cosmopolitanism,Indignant Citizens,media,media power,news frame analysis},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Making Democracy Work in Greece: The Indignant Citizens Movement, Media and Political Engagement},
  year         = {2013},
}