At a Glance
Political Communication Cultures in Western Europe is a comparative study which aims at analysing the relationship between political elites and the media in nine Western European countries.
The objective is to investigate the attitudes, norms and values that drive the relationship between political actors and journalists and thereby detect the underlying patterns of political communication behaviors in Western democracies. Taken together, these orientations can be summarised as the Political Communication Culture of a country.
In the first phase of the project, surveys were originally carried out in seven Western European countries: Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland. In a second phase, surveys were conducted in Slovenia and France.
The project is carried out under the auspices of the EUROCORES ECRP 2006 Programme. Funding is provided by the respective national research councils of the participating countries.