Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 267191
Sist endret: 16. januar 2011 18:29

Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 267191
Sist endret: 16. januar 2011 18:29
Prosjekt

EUROSPHERE: Diversity and the European Public Sphere. Towards a Citizens' Europe.

prosjektleder

Hakan Gurcan Sicakkan
ved Institutt for sammenliknende politikk ved Universitetet i Bergen

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • Universitetet i Bergen

Tidsramme

Avsluttet
Start: 1. februar 2007 Slutt: 29. februar 2012

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

EUROSPHERE: Diversity and the European Public Sphere. Towards a Citizens' Europe.

Sammendrag

The research plan comprises synchronized data collection in 16 countries, comparative data analysis and assessment activities as well as the creation of a Eurosphere Knowledge Base with data and findings on the condition of the European Public Sphere and European Citizenship, and a large collection of academic publications.In addition to research activities, Eurosphere will initiate two policy-targeted sessions called Euro Forums and organize four international conferences. It will also organise training programmes for young researchers participating in Eurosphere research, as well as summer courses for junior researchers about Eurosphere’s theories, methods, and results in order to create an impact beyond the duration of the project. The Eurosphere consortium comprises about 150 researchers from 17 universities and research institutes from 16 countries across Europe. The project is led by the University of Bergen. The five-year project is funded with €4,1 mill. (NOK33 mill.) by the European Commission’s 6th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. With the additional contributions from Norwegian Research Council, the University of Bergen, and the participating partner universities, the total budget of the project exceeds €8 mill.

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

The declining level of citizens’ involvement in EU structures and processes is a serious challenge for the legitimacy of the European Union and its political institutions. This situation elevates an urgent need to identify appropriate and innovative forms of public sphere that promote the political involvement of European citizens. Against this background, Eurosphere seeks to develop new perspectives about European public spheres and identify the factors that facilitate or hinder the articulation of inclusive European public spheres. Public spheres are understood as different arenas and spaces of communication where political institutions and citizens meet and interact with each other. In this connection, focus will specifically be on political parties, social movements, think tanks, and media as well as the specific forms of interaction these actors create.The research team also aims to define areas of contestation and conflict in politicians’ attempts to develop new public spheres. This will be done in connection with assessments of the feasibility of five different models of such social arenas and the feasibility of supranational strategies for articulating diverse European public spheres.The research plan comprises synchronized data collection in 16 countries, comparative data analysis and assessment activities as well as the creation of a Eurosphere Knowledge Base with data and findings on the condition of the European Public Sphere and European Citizenship, and a large collection of academic publications.In addition to research activities, Eurosphere will initiate two policy-targeted sessions called Euro Forums and organize four international conferences. It will also organise training programmes for young researchers participating in Eurosphere research, as well as summer courses for junior researchers about Eurosphere’s theories, methods, and results in order to create an impact beyond the duration of the project. The Eurosphere consortium comprises about 150 researchers from 17 universities and research institutes from 16 countries across Europe. The project is led by the University of Bergen. The five-year project is funded with €4,1 mill. (NOK33 mill.) by the European Commission’s 6th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. With the additional contributions from Norwegian Research Council, the University of Bergen, and the participating partner universities, the total budget of the project exceeds €8 mill.

Metode

As Eurosphere is a large-scale international collaborative project, it comprises a wide spectrum of methodologies and methods. Concerning the methods of data collection, Eurosphere uses (1) structured, semi-structured and open interviews with the organizational, ideological, oppositional and opinion leaders of central political parties (POLPAR), social movement organizations (SMO), think tanks (TT), and prind(broadcast media actors (MED) and (2) document analyses of both online and printed outputs of these organizations.Concerning methods of analysis, Eurosphere applies qualitative comparative analysis at both mezzo (organizational) and macro (cross-country) levels.

Utstyr

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prosjektdeltakere

prosjektleder

Hakan Gurcan Sicakkan

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektleder
    ved Institutt for sammenliknende politikk ved Universitetet i Bergen

Bjarte Folkestad

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for sammenliknende politikk ved Universitetet i Bergen

Camilla Margrethe Tønnevold

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for informasjons- og medievitenskap ved Universitetet i Bergen

Susanne Bygnes

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Sosiologisk institutt ved Universitetet i Bergen

Marybel Perez

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for sammenliknende politikk ved Universitetet i Bergen
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Resultater Resultater

Diversity, Polity and the European Public Sphere.

Sicakkan, Hakan G.. 2012, Javnost - The Public. UIBVitenskapelig artikkel

Political Asylum and Sovereignty Sharing in Europe.

Sicakkan, Hakan G.. 2008, Government and Opposition. UIBVitenskapelig artikkel

Positioning the Diversity Perspective.

Sicakkan, Hakan G.. 2008, Eurosphere Working Papers. UIBVitenskapelig artikkel

The Boundaries of Political Rights in Europe.

Sicakkan, Hakan G.. 2008, Eurosphere Working Papers. UIBVitenskapelig artikkel

Political Asylum and the Multi-Level, Plural Forms of Sovereignty in Europe.

Sicakkan, Hakan G.. 2008, Eurosphere Working Papers. UIBVitenskapelig artikkel
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