Mediated Citizenship

Mediated Citizenship: Political Information and Participation in Europe

ECREA Political Communication Section and Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds

Venue: University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Date: Sep 17 – Sep 18, 2009

Contact: k.voltmer@leeds.ac.uk

In June 2009 European citizens will elect a new European Parliament, some of them who joined the European Union only recently for the first time. 2009 will also see numerous national elections throughout Europe. The Political Communication section will take this important election year in Europe as an opportunity to revisit one of the key issues of political communication research – how democratic participation is shaped and transformed by processes of mediatisation and what consequences this has for the nature of contemporary citizenship.

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