Beiträge in der Kategorie ‘Publikationen’

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Kutter, A. (2017) Corpus analysis

The boost of digitisation, automated text processing and so-called Big Data have all enhanced the spread and popularity of computer-aided statistical analysis of large samples of digital texts: corpus analysis. This contribution gives an overview of corpus analysis so that entering the field and navigating field-specific controversies become easier.

Kutter, A. (im Erscheinen) Legitimation in the European Union: a discourse- and field-theoretical view

This book investigates how political authority and legitimacy is constructed in the postnational setting of the European Union. Drawing on the example of the EU constitutional debate, and the use of ‘EU constitutional speak’ in Polish and French broadsheets, more particularly, the book shows how claims for legitimacy transform while being transposed from the discourse field of multilateral negotiation to that of national media. Through an original combination of linguistic theory of discourse and Bourdieu’s concepts of fields and symbolic power, the book develops a framework for the discourse study of legitimation and Europeanization that suggests itself for application beyond the case studied in the book. To students of European integration, it demonstrates how practices of postnational polity building can be unravelled. Discourse researchers, on the other hand, will discover how detailed text analyses can gain significance when guided by sociological and political theory.

Kutter, A. (2015) A model to the world? CFSP/CSDP and constructions of the EU polity in Poland and France

After the end of the Cold-War, the EU started advancing its Common Foreign and Security Policy and Common Security and Defence Policy (CFSP/CSDP), making them part of reform that eventually led to the Lisbon Treaty. The article argues that this endeavour was above all a project of polity-construction: it endowed European integration with new purpose, imagining the EU as a polity that legitimately asserted itself globally as a civilising power.

Kutter, A. (2014) A catalytic moment: the Greek crisis in the German financial press

The Greek crisis has attracted more public-political attention than any other sovereign debt crisis within the European Union. This article investigates the argument that this is due to the symbolic-catalytic role that the Greek crisis played in forging a specific approach to state rescue and the reform of th.e European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). Drawing on assumptions of narrative political studies and Critical Discourse Analysis, the study shows how this approach was ‘catalyzed’ by a specific construction of the ‘Greek case’ in editorials of the financial press.

Kutter, A. and Trappmann, V. (2010) Civil society in Central and Eastern Europe: the ambivalent legacy of accession

Given the particular incentives that the EU offered for the empowerment of non-state actors during pre-accession, it has often been assumed that EU intervention strengthened civil society in Central and Eastern Europe. We argue that, instead, the EU’s impact was highly ambivalent. Although the EU aid and EU-induced policy reform levelled the way for established actors’ involvement in multilevel politics, it reinforced some of the barriers to development that the civil society organisations face in CEE.