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Document type:
Zeitschriftenaufsatz 
Author(s):
Fazekas, Zoltán; Popa, Sebastian Adrian; Schmitt, Hermann; Barberá, Pablo; Theocharis, Yannis 
Title:
Elite-public interaction on twitter: EU issue expansion in the campaign 
Abstract:
Abstract Why do some issues receive more interest from the public, while others do not? This paper develops a theoretical and empirical approach that explains the degree to which issues expand from the elite to the public. We examine how candidates in the 2014 European Parliament elections talked about EU issues, in comparison to other political issues. We rely on data collected from Twitter and use a combination of human coding and machine learning to analyse what facilitates interactions from...    »
 
Keywords:
engagement, issue politicization, EU issues, social media communication, EP elections 
Journal title:
European Journal of Political Research 
Year:
2021 
Journal volume:
60 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
376-396 
Fulltext / DOI:
Date of publication:
19.05.2020