Europe Discourse And Institutions

Author: Cristian Nitoiu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317645286
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Europe Discourse And Institutions from the Author: Cristian Nitoiu. This book focuses on how discourse and various narratives contribute to the construction of the European Union as a political actor, thus seeking to challenge the more established approaches to the study of the Union. It sheds light on the way discourses about the European Union are created, perpetuated and then translated into policy outcomes. Most of the contributions attempt to account for the differences that usually arise between discourse and policy practices. The methods employed range from more traditional variants of discourse analysis to other more radical versions that emphasize power, or to critical or differential reading of policy narratives and ethnography. Policy areas such as trade, enlargement, foreign policy and the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) are discussed, while a particular interest is awarded to the European Parliament and the Commission. In doing so, the contributions shed light on the role discourse plays in relation to policies, institutional practices, and value representations at the European level. Moreover, the authors analyse the different actors and structures that create and perpetuate discourses within the EU, highlighting new insights that a focus on discourse can bring to the field of European Union studies. This book was published as a special issue of Perspectives on European Politics and Society.

Discourses And Counter Discourses On Europe

Author: Manuela Ceretta
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317265149
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Discourses And Counter Discourses On Europe from the Author: Manuela Ceretta. The European Union plays an increasingly central role in global relations from migration to trade to institutional financial solvency. The formation and continuation of these relations – their narratives and discourses - are rooted in social, political, and economic historical relations emerging at the founding of European states and then substantially augmented in the Post-WWII era. Any rethinking of our European narratives requires a contextualized analysis of the formation of hegemonic discourses. The book contributes to the ongoing process of "rethinking" the European project, identity, and institutions, brought about by the end of the Cold war and the current economic and political crisis. Starting from the principle that the present European crisis goes hand in hand with the crisis of its hegemonic discourse, the aim of the volume is to rescue the complexity, the richness, the ambiguity of the discourses on Europe as opposed to the present simplification. The multidisciplinary approach and the long-term perspective permits illuminating scope over multiple discourses, historical periods, and different "languages", including that of the European institutions. This text will be of key interest to scholars and students of European Union politics, European integration, European History, and more broadly international relations.

A Converging Post War European Discourse

Author: Thomas C. Hoerber
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739192132
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A Converging Post War European Discourse from the Author: Thomas C. Hoerber. This book explores the most important components and contributing factors to the European integration process during the 1950s. It seeks to combine comparative politics and political history to examine core themes such as war experience, national security, military security, economic security, societal security, and research and education in three major European countries, i.e. France, Germany, and Britain. It analyses the references to the ensuing European integration process in national parliamentary debates, analyzing which national needs were thought European integration could cater to, but also which national positions were seen as being compromised by a closer European commitment. The development of a national position on European integration and in turn the evolution of European concepts are considered by using discourse theory on parliamentary debates in France, Germany, and Britain. Parliamentary discourses are shown to be an ideal source for analyzing grand themes, such as European integration, because they cover all fundamental ideas; they have to be public and open-ended deliberations which in turn determined the position of each country towards European integration. The great variety of positions reflected in the parliamentary discourse, in particular those which did not prevail and which did not find their way into the commonly accepted historical storyline of European integration, provide a greater comprehensiveness and a better understanding of the history of the European integration process.

Contemporary Critical Discourse Studies

Author: Christopher Hart
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441160779
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Contemporary Critical Discourse Studies from the Author: Christopher Hart. CDS is a multifarious field constantly developing different methodological frameworks for analysing dynamically evolving aspects of language in a broad range of socio-political and institutional contexts. This volume is a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary account of these theoretical and empirical developments. It presents an up-to-date survey of Critical Discourse Studies (CDS), covering both the theoretical landscape and the analytical territories that it extends over. It is intended for critical scholars and students who wish to keep abreast of the current state of the art. The book is divided into two parts. In the first part, the chapters are organised around different methodological perspectives for CDS (history, cognition, multimodality and corpora, among others). In the second part, the chapters are organised around particular discourse types and topics investigated in CDS, both traditionally (e.g. issues of racism and gender inequality) and only more recently (e.g. issues of health, public policy, and the environment). This is, altogether, an essential new reference work for all CDS practitioners.

Mehrsprachigkeit Aus Der Perspektive Zweier Eu Projekte

Author: Cornelia Hülmbauer
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783631608418
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Mehrsprachigkeit Aus Der Perspektive Zweier Eu Projekte from the Author: Cornelia Hülmbauer. Mehrsprachigkeit wirkt auf verschiedensten Ebenen. Innerhalb der EU sind insbesondere Anspruche sozio-politischer Art augenfallig. Der Band hinterfragt die europaische Mehrsprachigkeit als Chance und Herausforderung fur die Wissensgesellschaft. Ausgangspunkt der Beitrage ist ein verbal-Workshop wahrend der 36. Osterreichischen Linguistiktagung (Wien, 2008). Dabei tauschten sich mit Wien assoziierte oder eng kooperierende Forschende aus den zwei EU-Grossprojekten DYLAN (Language Dynamics and Management of Diversity) und LINEE (Languages in a Network of European Excellence) uber erste Ergebnisse aus. Die schriftliche Fassung der Beitrage zeigt die Mehrdimensionalitat und die Fragmentiertheit des Konzepts und des Forschungsbereichs Mehrsprachigkeit auf und ladt gleichzeitig zum Uberschreiten disziplinarer wie geografischer Grenzen ein."

A New Agenda In Critical Discourse Analysis

Author: Ruth Wodak
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9789027227034
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A New Agenda In Critical Discourse Analysis from the Author: Ruth Wodak. Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) has established itself over the past two decades as an area of academic activity in which scholars and students from many different disciplines are involved. It is a field that draws on social theory and aspects of linguistics in order to understand and challenge the discourses of our day. It is time for A New Agenda in the field. The present book is essential for anyone working broadly in the field of discourse analysis in the social sciences. The book includes often critical re-assessments of CDA's assumptions and methods, while proposing new route-maps for innovation. Practical analyses of major issues in discourse analysis are part of this agenda-setting volume.

Discourse And Transformation In Central And Eastern Europe

Author: A. Galasinska
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230594298
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Discourse And Transformation In Central And Eastern Europe from the Author: A. Galasinska. This volume explores the discursive nature of post-1989 social change in Central and Eastern Europe. Through a set of national case studies, the construction of post-communist transformation is explored from the point of view of accelerating and unique dynamics of linguistic and discursive practices.

Language And Social Change In Central Europe Discourses On Policy Identity And The German Language

Author: Patrick Stevenson
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748635998
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Language And Social Change In Central Europe Discourses On Policy Identity And The German Language from the Author: Patrick Stevenson. This book explores the dynamics of language and social change in central Europe in the context of the end of the Cold War and eastern expansion of the European Union. One outcome of the profound social transformations in central Europe since the Second World War has been the reshaping of the relationship between particular languages and linguistic varieties, especially between 'national' languages and regional or ethnic minority languages. Previous studies have investigated these transformed relationships from the macro perspective of language policies, while others have taken more fine-grained approaches to individual experiences with language. Combining these two perspectives for the first time--and focusing on the German language, which has a uniquely complex and problematic history in the region--the authors offer an understanding of the complex constellation of language politics in central Europe. Stevenson and Carl's analysis draws on a range of theoretical, conceptual and analytical approaches - language ideologies, language policy, positioning theory, discourse analysis, narrative analysis and life histories - and a wide range of data sources, from European and national language policies to individual language biographies. The authors demonstrate how the relationship between German and other languages has played a crucial role in the politics of language and processes of identity formation in the recent history of central Europe.

Eu Foreign Policy Through The Lens Of Discourse Analysis

Author: Assoc Prof Jean-Frédéric Morin
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472404238
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Eu Foreign Policy Through The Lens Of Discourse Analysis from the Author: Assoc Prof Jean-Frédéric Morin. Leading scholars in discourse analysis and European foreign policy join forces in this book, marking a real breakthrough in the literature. Not only do they offer original perspectives on European foreign policy, but they bring together various theories on foreign policy discourses that remain too often isolated from each other. This theoretical diversity is clearly reflected in the book’s four-pronged structure: Part I - Post-structuralist Approaches (with contributions from Thomas Diez, Henrik Larsen and Beste Isleyen); Part II - Constructivist Approaches (with contributions from Knud Erik Jørgensen, Jan Orbie, Ferdi de Ville, Esther Barbé, Anna Herranz-Surrallés and Michal Natorski); Part III - Critical Discourse Analytical Approaches (with contributions from Senem Aydin-Düzgit, Amelie Kutter, Ruth Wodak, Salomi Boukala and Caterina Carta); Part IV - Discursive Institutionalist Approaches (with contributions from Ben Rosamond, Antoine Rayroux and Vivien A. Schmidt). The volume is the first full-length study on how to apply different discourse analytical approaches and methodologies to European foreign policy. The paperback edition makes for a unique selling point as a course text.

Language Discourse And Identity In Central Europe

Author: J. Carl
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230241662
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Language Discourse And Identity In Central Europe from the Author: J. Carl. Focusing on contact between German and other languages, the contributors analyze the ways in which language practices and discourses on language have changed since the end of the Cold War.