Reporting from respected European newspapers on the 2008 financial crisis offers rich and varied perspectives on the reasons for and responses to the economic turmoil in the euro zone. Researchers Henrik Müller, Giuseppe Porcaro and Gerret Von Nordheim studied these media accounts to gauge how diverse national viewpoints affect the European Union’s capacity to devise solutions palatable to the entire area. The results of their examination are both insightful and disturbing. getAbstract recommends this innovative and engaging analysis to regulators and policy experts.
In this summary, you will learn
- How euro-area public opinion splintered in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis,
- How media reports from four major euro-zone countries treated the reasons for and responses to the crisis, and
- Why conflicts in euro-zone prevailing sentiment make a unified policy response difficult to achieve.
About the Authors
Henrik Müller is a professor at Dortmund University, where Gerret von Nordheim is a researcher. Giuseppe Porcaro is the head of communications at Bruegel.