Supporting the EU’s approach to climate change:the discourse of the transnational media within the ‘Brussels Bubble’


Abstract: The Union’s global climate change policy has been widely seen as an expression of its normative power, where it is committed to act through multilateral frameworks in order to tackle the effects of changes in the climate and safeguard the future of people around the world. Internally, the EU’s approach to climate change is complemented by high levels of support from citizens. This article explores another internal source of support for the EU’s leadership in global climate change policy, namely the media. The focus here is on the transnational media’s reporting and coverage of the Copenhagen summit, which is widely considered to be one of the key points in the development of global climate change policy. The article shows that within the ‘Brussels bubble,’ the transnational media supported through its reporting the EU’s ambitious agenda in global climate change policy around the time of the Copenhagen summit.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of European Integration on 30/3/15, available online:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brussels bubble,climate change,European Union,foreign policy,media,Sociology and Political Science,Political Science and International Relations
Publication ISSN: 1477-2280
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2024 08:16
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2017 11:30
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2015-07
Published Online Date: 2015-03-30
Authors: Nitoiu, Cristian (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-7260-7248)



Version: Accepted Version

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