Abstract: This article is part of the scientific debate on European identity and develops the argument in respect of the problem of a deficit of democratic legitimacy in the European Union. The results of a case study bring to the fore the importance of the European public sphere in constructing a sense of belonging shared by Europeans.
Keywords: social identity; European identity; European public sphere; media discourse; European integration; Europeanization; narratives; meanings of Europe; participation; European citizenship.
To cite the article: SCALISE, Gemma. “European identity construction in the public sphere: A case study of narratives of Europe”. International Journal of Cross-Cultural Studies and Environmental Communication 2.2 (2013): 51-62.