This essay introduces readers to basic principles of the Eurovision Song Contest, arguing that the competition offers a vision of Europe as “democratic, capitalist, peace-loving, multicultural, sexually liberated and technologically advanced.”


With Ivan Raykoff, “Introduction,” in A Song for Europe: Popular Music and Politics in the Eurovision Song Contest, ed. by Robert Tobin and Ivan Raykoff (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2007)  xvii-xxi.