The Eurovision Song Contest as a Cultural and Political Phenomenon

May 24, 2021

Dr. Dean Vuletic, University of Vienna, discusses the Eurovision Song Contest as a Cultural and Political Phenomenon on International Horizons.

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How are the Eurovision Song Contest and politics interconnected? How do countries use the song contest to promote their interests in this nominally apolitical event?  What role does it play in cultural trends and the soft power of countries, languages, and identity?

Dean Vuletic, a historian at the Research Center for the History of Transformations at the University of Vienna, talks to RBI Director John Torpey about the 65 years of the Eurovision Song Contest and the role it plays in European culture and politics.

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