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The media as a dual mediator of the political agenda setting effect of protest: a longitudinal study in six west-European countries

The media as a dual mediator of the political agenda setting effect of protest: a longitudinal study in six west-European countries
The media as a dual mediator of the political agenda setting effect of protest: a longitudinal study in six west-European countries
The study investigates the impact of media coverage of protest on issue attention in parliament (questions) in six Western-European countries. Integrating several datasets 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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Vliegenthart, Rens, Walgrave, Stefaan, Jennings, Will, Hutter, Swen, Grossman, Emiliano, Guigni, Marco, Wouters, Ruud, Varone, Frederic, Tresch, Anke, Gava, Roy, Brouard, Sylvian, Chaques, Laura and Breunig, Christian (2016) The media as a dual mediator of the political agenda setting effect of protest: a longitudinal study in six west-European countries. Social Forces, 1-54. (doi:10.1093/sf/sow075).

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The study investigates the impact of media coverage of protest on issue attention in parliament (questions) in six Western-European countries. Integrating several datasets 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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Accepted/In Press date: 1 July 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 7 October 2016
Published date: 7 November 2016
Organisations: Politics & International Relations

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Local EPrints ID: 397697
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/397697
ISSN: 0037-7732
PURE UUID: 68d28a8a-cb70-46ec-8db0-e7f808004851
ORCID for Will Jennings: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9007-8896

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Date deposited: 05 Jul 2016 09:04
Last modified: 10 Jan 2022 05:16

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Author: Rens Vliegenthart
Author: Stefaan Walgrave
Author: Will Jennings ORCID iD
Author: Swen Hutter
Author: Emiliano Grossman
Author: Marco Guigni
Author: Ruud Wouters
Author: Frederic Varone
Author: Anke Tresch
Author: Roy Gava
Author: Sylvian Brouard
Author: Laura Chaques
Author: Christian Breunig

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