Analyses

Analyses

Analyses

Analyses

The Analyses section provides brief research notes relating to four main streams: social media, political visions, public opinion and policy focus.

Social media
25 February 2019

Debating Europe ahead of the EU Elections 2019: do MEPs and citizens interact on Twitter?

In order to get a complete overview of the extent to which a transnational debate is developing in Europe, I changed the perspective from MEPs to citizens. I wanted to see whether and how European people online interact with MEPs of different nationalities to their own, and to what extent they favour the development of a transnational debate compared with MEPs’ activity.

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