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European citizenship: Can audio-visual policy make a difference?

Harrison, J and Woods, L (2000) 'European citizenship: Can audio-visual policy make a difference?' Journal of Common Market Studies, 38 (3). 471 - 495. ISSN 0021-9886

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Abstract

The European Union (EU) has developed to include the notion of European citizenship. European audio-visual policy aims to give substance to European citizenship through the medium of television on the assumption that it creates an informed and involved public and is a mechanism by which a sense of identity can be fostered. Although this proposition may seem uncontroversial, there are a number of underlying assumptions which deserve closer examination, and which are the subject of this article. We outline the nature of European citizenship before considering the role of television in the European context. Through this process we identify flaws in the assumptions underlying European audio-visual policy, before going on briefly to identify difficulties with the mechanisms through which the Community has sought to put theory into practice.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
Depositing User: Jake Newell
Date Deposited: 05 May 2015 11:35
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2018 10:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13584

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