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Research from Belgium shows that partisan, rather than policy goals lead to MPs’ media responsiveness

Sevenans, Julie, Walgrave, Stefaan and Vos, Debby (2015) Research from Belgium shows that partisan, rather than policy goals lead to MPs’ media responsiveness. Democratic Audit UK (11 Sep 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Media coverage influences the parliamentary agenda. Research in many different European countries has shown that MPs ask parliamentary questions or initiate debate about the news of the day. Julie Sevenans, Stefaan Walgrave and Debby Vos examine why they do so, by investigating whether Belgian politicians’ media responsiveness is influenced by their political goals. They find that media responsiveness is mainly a function of partisan goals. Politicians use the typically negative and conflict-rich media coverage to attack their opponents rather than to nurture substantial policy-making.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2017 09:45
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2021 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/81012

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