volume 26, issue 2, P215-231 2018
DOI: 10.1080/14782804.2018.1427558
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Christiane Barth, Patrick Bijsmans

Abstract: The Maastricht Treaty has widely been identified as a turning point in European integration. However, little dedicated research has been done into how 'Maastricht' affected media discourses about Europe. In this article, we aim to shed more light on this matter by means of a qualitative frame analysis of media discourses in Britain and Germany, two countries that have traditionally had different perspectives on European integration. We show that in the course of the debate about the Maastricht Treaty the media…

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