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Kutter, A. (im Erscheinen) 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.

Aktuelles Forschungsprojekt: Reconfigurations

Das Projekt ‚Reconfigurations of centre and periphery in the European Union: a discursive political study‘ untersucht, wie das Verhältnis von Zentrum und Peripherie in der EU seit der Krise neu definiert wird. Es wird von der Europäischen Kommission finanziert und von Amelie Kutter an der Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) geleitet.