The book presents a model of interaction effects between policymakers and the media which can shed light on the former's ability to enhance democratic legitimacy in foreign policy decision-making. It shows that the media enhanced the democratic legitimacy of the EU's foreign policy in relation to its climate policy and its approach towards Russia.
Cristian Nitoiu is a Dahrendorf Postdoctoral Fellow in EU-Russia relations and Ukraine at LSE IDEAS, London School of Economics, UK. His principal research interests are in the EU's foreign policy (with a focus on EU-Russia relations, the Eastern Neighbourhood or climate change) and democracy with a focus on issues of legitimacy and participation
List of Figures and Tables Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Introduction 1. Democratic Legitimacy and EU Foreign Policy: Is Such a Link Conceivable? 2. Mapping Interaction Effects Within the Media/Foreign Policy Nexus 3. Research Framework and Methods 4. The Transnational Level 5. The United Kingdom 6. Romania Conclusions Annex A Annex B Bibliography Index