The EU as a Framing Actor: Reflections on Media Debates About EU Foreign Policy

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Petr Kratochvil

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Petra Cibulkova

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Michal Benik

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Date Written: February 2, 2011

Abstract

This article explores the EU's ability to frame the public debates about its external policies. The article begins by broadening the current discussions about the three aspects of actorness legitimacy, attractiveness and recognition by introducing the EU's framing power as a fourth aspect of actorness. Then it proceeds to an empirical analysis of framing, which is based on a discourse analysis of the news coverage of Ukraine (2002-07) in print media in the three biggest EU Member States (United Kingdom, Germany and France).

Suggested Citation

Kratochvil, Petr and Cibulkova, Petra and Benik, Michal, The EU as a Framing Actor: Reflections on Media Debates About EU Foreign Policy (February 2, 2011). JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 49, Issue 2, pp. 391-412, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1782444 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-5965.2010.02122.x

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Petra Cibulkova

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Michal Benik

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