Overarching Academic Themes



The theories help to unravel how and why newspapers have gone about constructing the EU for general consumption. The EU is understood through the prism of nation—and national newspapers. The press (including online versions) are causally significant in persuading national publics over Europe, often feeding national Eurosceptic presuppositions and taking them to new heights. Newspaper discourse is more than just a reflection of national(ist) perspectives over the EU. Instead, at times it is the very basis for the discursive construction of Europe for national publics. To that end the book systematically challenges and unpicks the notion of an impartial British fact-centred press covering Europe, as well as deepening our understanding of how partisan papers in Italy cover the continent.


Euroscepticism National(ism) Field theory Comparative theory Habitus Common sense 


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  1. 1.University of BedfordshireLutonUK

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