Exporting a new public space? reflections on the EU integration experience as a paradigm
EUROPEAN POLITICAL SCIENCE | PALGRAVE MACMILLAN LTD | Published : 2008
This article examines the idea that the EU could export its promotion of the public sphere. The Commission perception of the public sphere is unclear and the EU is not exporting a public sphere paradigm in any comprehensive manner. The EU nevertheless continues to attempt to export its integration experience. The concept of a public sphere is particularly pertinent to certain advanced democratic societies. Its exportability and relevance for other parts of the world are limited. © 2008 European Consortium for Political Research.