en
Scientific article
English

Do the media set the parliamentary agenda? A comparative study in seven countries

Published inEuropean journal of political research, vol. 55, no. 2, p. 283-301
Publication date2016
Abstract

A growing body of work has examined the relationship between media and politics from an agenda-setting perspective: Is attention for issues initiated by political elites with the media following suit, or is the reverse relation stronger? A long series of single-country studies has suggested a number of general agenda-setting patterns but these have never been confirmed in a comparative approach. In a comparative, longitudinal design including comparable media and politics evidence for seven European countries (Belgium,Denmark, France, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom), this study highlights a number of generic patterns. Additionally, it shows how the political system matters. Overall, the media are a stronger inspirer of political action in countries with single-party governments compared to those with multiple-party governments. But, this larger media effect under single-party governments is due fully to the higher reactivity of the opposition parties; government parties are more reactive to media under multiparty governments.

Keywords
  • Agenda-setting
  • Comparative research
  • Media
  • Parliamentary questions
  • Political systems
Citation (ISO format)
VLIEGENTHART, Rens et al. Do the media set the parliamentary agenda? A comparative study in seven countries. In: European journal of political research, 2016, vol. 55, n° 2, p. 283–301. doi: 10.1111/1475-6765.12134
Main files (1)
Article (Published version)
accessLevelRestricted
Identifiers
ISSN of the journal0304-4130
557views
8downloads

Technical informations

Creation03/17/2016 8:55:00 AM
First validation03/17/2016 8:55:00 AM
Update time03/15/2023 12:13:31 AM
Status update03/15/2023 12:13:30 AM
Last indexation01/16/2024 8:28:27 PM
All rights reserved by Archive ouverte UNIGE and the University of GenevaunigeBlack