Do the media set the parliamentary agenda? A comparative study in seven countries

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Title
Do the media set the parliamentary agenda? A comparative study in seven countries
Journal
European Journal of Political Research
Author(s)
Vliegenthart R., Walgrave S., Baumgartner F.R., Bevan S., Breunig C., Brouard S., Chaqués Bonafont L., Grossman E., Jennings W., Mortensen P.B., Palau A.M., Sciarini P., Tresch A.
ISSN
0304-4130 (Print)
1475-6765 (Online)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
05/2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
55
Number
2
Pages
283-301
Language
english
Abstract
A growing body of work has examined the relationship between media and politics from an
agenda-setting perspective: Is attention for issues initiated by political elites with the media following
suit, or is the reverse relation stronger? A long series of single-country studies has suggested a number
of general agenda-setting patterns but these have never been confirmed in a comparative approach. In a
comparative, longitudinal design including comparable media and politics evidence for seven European
countries (Belgium,Denmark, France, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom), this study
highlights a number of generic patterns. Additionally, it shows how the political system matters. Overall,
the media are a stronger inspirer of political action in countries with single-party governments compared to
those with multiple-party governments. But, this larger media effect under single-party governments is due
fully to the higher reactivity of the opposition parties; government parties are more reactive to media under
multiparty governments.
Keywords
agenda setting, media agenda, parliamentary questions, political systems
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