Britain and Germany Imagining the Future of Europe: Nationa Identity, Mass Media and the Public Sphere

Recounting the gripping tale of Europe’s quest for a constitution this book addresses a relatively new aspect in EU studies: the importance of public communication for bridging the legitacy dilemmas of European integration. Through analysis of newspaper coverage on the debate over the future of Europe in Great Britain and Germany between 2000 and 2005, this book explores how national identities interact with, and are reproduced in, the discursive construction of the future of the EU.