Shared Beliefs or Sheer Competition: A Study of the European Public Service Broadcasting Policy

Tina Vestergaard Andersen & Ditte Juul Reder

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This study investigates idea-based and institutional reasons for a change in the European Commission’s approach to public service broadcasting in the 2009 Broadcast Communication. Conducting document analysis of position papers of several stakeholders with the theoretical concepts from Advocacy Coalition Framework and Discursive Institutionalism, allows us to examine the interplay between beliefs and institutions. Our findings show that the changes in the advocacy coalitions’ beliefs could provide an explanation of the change towards a liberal belief in the 2009 Broadcast Communication. Furthermore, the institutional setting provided a framework wherein the liberal advocacy coalition’s discourse benefitted.

UddannelserEU-studies, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato27 maj 2015
VejledereJesper Dahl Kelstrup


  • Competition
  • prohibition of state aid
  • institutional setting
  • The change
  • acf
  • DI
  • radaelli & schmidt
  • change
  • political process
  • eu institution
  • ideas
  • Public service broadcasting
  • Commercial broadcasters
  • beliefs
  • schmidt
  • EU public service broadcasting
  • EU Competition policy
  • Kattens Værn
  • European Union
  • sabatier & jenkins-smith
  • stakeholder analysis
  • state aid
  • advocacy coalition framework
  • discursive institutionalism