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The media is becoming increasingly independent from politics in Switzerland

Tresch, Anke, Sciarini, Pascal and Varone, Frédéric (2013) The media is becoming increasingly independent from politics in Switzerland. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (17 Dec 2013). Website.

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The agenda setting power of the mass media has significant influence over the political process in European countries. Anke Tresch, Pascal Sciarini and Frédéric Varone assess the relationship between the media and policy-makers’ issue attention in the four phases of the law-making process in Switzerland. They find that although the media do not always give priority to the same issues as policy-makers, when looking at the referendum phase of the law-making process, media and policy makers’ priorities are aligned. However, this strong alignment becomes weaker over time. This, they argue, is a sign of the media’s growing independence from politics.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2017 08:33
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2021 23:18

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