Media Representations of Anti-Austerity Protests in the EU: Grievances, Identities and Agency

1st Edition

Tao Papaioannou, Suman Gupta

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Published December 10, 2019
Reference - 250 Pages
ISBN 9780367889555 - CAT# K461312

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Summary

This book analyzes constructions of injustice, group identification and participation in news and social media in anti-austerity protests within the European Union (EU). Since 2008, EU member-states have witnessed waves of protests and demonstrations against the adoption of austerity measures and alignment of domestic economies with the prevailing global neoliberal order. Understanding how the media represents dissent and how it influences public deliberation is of critical importance. It is accordingly necessary to explore the strategies deployed and role played by news and social media in representing and perhaps acting upon anti-austerity protests in the Eurozone crisis. This volume undertakes such a critical exploration. 

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