Πολιτικός κυνισμός, πολιτική συμμετοχή και ΜΜΕ. Μια συγκριτική ανάλυση

English title: Political cynicism, political participation and the media: A comparative analysis

Author(s): Nicolas Demertzis - Vassiliki Papliakou -

Language: Greek

Type: Book chapter

Year: 2007

Abstract

Based on the ESS, this paper controls for the three main theories concerning the impact of television on political participation and (dis)trust towards political system and political personnel, i.e. the limited effects model, the video malaise, and the cognitive mobilization theory. Research material comes from four European countries with different patterns of television political use: The Netherlands, Finland, Italy and Greece. Using regression analysis data are analyzed comparatively alongside two constructed variables, “political participation” and “political cynicism”. It was found that there are certain similarities between the Netherlands and Finland, on the one hand, and between Italy and Greece on the other. Also, on a more abstract level, the paper concludes that the theory of cognitive mobilization is confirmed, the limited effects model is not confirmed and that the theory of video malaise is not confirmed as well.

From page no: 161

To page no: 192

Anthology: Society, Citizens and Politics. The European Social Survey.