Supporting the EU’s approach to climate change: the discourse of the transnational media within the ‘Brussels Bubble’

Cristian Nitoiu*

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Abstract

Abstract: The Union’s global climate change policy has been widely seen as an expression of its normative power, where it is committed to act through multilateral frameworks in order to tackle the effects of changes in the climate and safeguard the future of people around the world. Internally, the EU’s approach to climate change is complemented by high levels of support from citizens. This article explores another internal source of support for the EU’s leadership in global climate change policy, namely the media. The focus here is on the transnational media’s reporting and coverage of the Copenhagen summit, which is widely considered to be one of the key points in the development of global climate change policy. The article shows that within the ‘Brussels bubble,’ the transnational media supported through its reporting the EU’s ambitious agenda in global climate change policy around the time of the Copenhagen summit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)535-552
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of European Integration
Volume37
Issue number5
Early online date30 Mar 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2015

Bibliographical note

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of European Integration on 30/3/15, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/07036337.2015.1019879

Keywords

  • Brussels bubble
  • climate change
  • European Union
  • foreign policy
  • media

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