AIM
Sixth EU Framework
Programme - Priority 7
 










Participants
Marju Lauristin PhD

is the team-leader and a professor of social communication. She teaches the following classes: introduction to media and communication; media theories; political communication; communication strategy; theories of the modern society. Her main research fields are: social, political and cultural processes in transition society; political culture and political communication; integration of minorities. Her main publications are: Lauristin, M. Transformations of Public Sphere and Changing Role of the Media in Post-Communist Society. In Sztompka, P. (ed.). Building Open Society and Perspectives of Sociology in East-Central Europe. Pre-Congress Volumes of the 14th World Congress of Sociology. Montreal: International Sociological Association. 1998, pp. 117-129; M. Lauristin; P. Vihalemm (eds.), Return to the Western World: Cultural and Political Perspectives on Estonian Post-Communist Transition. Tartu: Tartu University Press. 1997; M. Lauristin; M. Heidmets (eds). The Challenge of the Russian Minority: Emerging Multicultural Democracy in Estonia. Tartu: Tartu University Press, 2002.


Peeter Vihalemm PhD

is professor of media and communication. He teaches the following classes: methods of the media research; public opinion; effects of media and communication; media audience and media system. His main research fields are: social, political and cultural processes in transition society; development of media system and media usage in Estonia; changing social space. His main publications are: M. Lauristin; P. Vihalemm (eds.), Return to the Western World: Cultural and Political Perspectives on Estonian Post-Communist Transition. Tartu: Tartu University Press. 1997; P. Vihalemm (ed). Baltic Media in Transition. Tartu: Tartu University Press, 2002; Peeter Vihalemm. Changing Baltic Space: Estonia and its Neighbours. Journal of Baltic Studies, Vol.30, No 3, Fall 1999, 250-269; Vihalemm, P. Medien in Transformationsprozess im Estland. In Thomass, B., Tzankoff, M. (Hrsg.), Medien und Medienpolitik in den Transformationsgesellschaften Ost- und Südosteuropas. Opladen/Wiesbaden: Westdeutscher Verlag. 2000; Vihalemm, P. Development of the Media Research in Estonia. Nordicom Review, 2001, 1.


Mart Raudsaar

is a lecturer and PhD student. He teaches the news theory class. His fields of research are political culture and political participation, international news reporting. His main publications are: P. Pullerits; M. Raudsaar. Uudise töövihik (The workbook of news reporting). Tartu: Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus 2001; M.Raudsaar, A.Kasemets. Eesti osalusdemokraatia proovikivi: poliitiline aktiivsus ja usaldus. (The test for Estonian participatory democracy: political activity and trust) In: V.Kalmus, M.Lauristin, P.Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt (eds). Eesti elavik 21 sajandi algul (Estonian Life-World in the Beginning of 21st Century) Tartu: Tartu University Press 2004, pp.165-200.


Piia Tammpuu

is a PhD student. Her main research fields are: European public sphere, nationalism and citizenship studies, science communication. Her publications are: Changing Media Discourse on Minority issues: From Ignorance towards Recognition. In: M. Lauristin; M. Heidmets (eds). The Challenge of the Russian Minority: Emerging Multicultural Democracy in Estonia. Tartu: Tartu University Press, 2002; Constructing Public Images of New Genetics and Gene Technology: The Media Discourse on the Estonian Human Genome Project. Trames. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 8, 1/2, 2004.


Evelin Pullerits

(born in 1982) joined the Estonian AIM team as a research assistant. She is currently enrolled as MA student of Media and Communication at Tartu University. She prepares her thesis on perceptions of the EU in Estonian media with a focus on the reception by audiences. Since 2005 she holds a BA degree in sociology. Her main research interest is focused on the question how the media in Estonia restructure the social space and the public sphere in the process of European Integration.