Neue Publikation: Global Climate Change, Global Public Sphere? Media Attention for Climate Change in Twenty-Seven Countries

Is there an emerging transnational public sphere? In the context of general globalization trends, this question has gained importance in the communication sciences in recent years. In particular, transnational public spheres have been expected around global issues such as climate change. We therefore analyze whether climate change coverage from leading print media in 27 countries worldwide shows signs of transnationalization. We look for a potential Euro- peanization, ‘Westernization’ or globalization in terms of issue attention levels, issue attention peaks and temporal trends. The analysis shows both transnational and transnationalizing issue-attention. However, such tendencies are lim-ited to European and North American countries. There is no evidence for the existence or emergence of a global public sphere in our data.

Ivanova, Ana, Andreas Schmidt & Mike S. Schäfer (2014): Global Climate Change, Global Public Sphere? Media Attention for Climate Change in 27 Countries. in Canel, Maria Jose & Katrin Voltmer (Eds.): Comparing Political Communication. Houndsmills/Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

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