Type
Article
Titre
The Media as a Dual Mediator of the Political Agenda–Setting Effect of Protest : A Longitudinal Study in Six Western European Countries
Dans
Social forces
Auteur(s)
VLIEGENTHART Rens - Universiteit van Amsterdam (Auteur)
WALGRAVE Stefaan - Universiteit Antwerpen (Auteur)
HUTTER Sven - European University Institute (Auteur)
JENNINGS Will - University of Southampton (Auteur)
GAVA Roy - Université de Genève (Auteur)
TRESCH Anke - Université de Lausanne (Auteur)
VARONE Frédéric - Département des sciences politiques et des relations internationales (Université de Genève, UNIGE) (Auteur)
GROSSMAN Emiliano - Centre d'études européennes et de politique comparée (Auteur)
BREUNIG Christian - Universität Konstanz (Auteur)
BROUARD Sylvain - Centre de recherches politiques de Sciences Po (Auteur)
CHAQUÉS Laura - Universitat de Barcelona (Auteur)
Éditeur
US : University of North Carolina Press
Pages
1 - 23 p.
ISSN
00377732
DOI
10.1093/sf/sow075
Mots clés
Media, Protest, Parliament
Résumé
EN
The study investigates the impact of media coverage of protest on issue attention in parliament (questions) in six Western European countries. Integrating several data sets on protest, media, and political agendas, we demonstrate that media coverage of protest affects parliamentary agendas: the more media attention protest on an issue receives, the more parliamentary questions on that issue are asked. The relationship, however, is mediated by the issue agenda of mass media more generally, attesting to an indirect rather than a direct effect. Additionally, the effect of media-covered protests on the general media agenda is moderated by the political system and is larger in majoritarian countries than in countries with a consensus democracy. This shows the importance of political opportunity structures for the agenda-setting impact of protest.

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