Lecture given by Amelie Kutter on June 13th, 2017, in the frames of the MA Class ‘European integration in times of crisis’ and the ‘Borderland Studies’ Track of the Viadrina Summer School.
3rd DiscourseNet Winter School
With an introductory workshop on political economy and discourse analysis by Amelie Kutter and Jens Maesse.
Ruth Wodak at Viadrina University
Ruth Wodak presented her new book 'The politics of fear: what right-wing populist discourses mean' in Amelie Kutter's class 'Forschungssalon Diskursanalyse'.
Current research project: reconfigurations
The project 'Reconfigurations of centre and periphery in the European Union: a discursive political study' investigates the transformation and re-definition of centre and…
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. (forthcoming) 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.
Talk given by Amelie Kutter at the research colloquium of the Institut of Political Science at the University of Tübingen, 2th Nov 2016.
Talk given by Amelie Kutter at the workshop ‘Komplexe Grenzen: Dimensionen, Dynamiken, Technologien’ organised by the group ‘Grenztheorien’ at the European University Viadrina, 3-4th November, 2016.
Talk given by Amelie Kutter at the 10th ECPR General Conference, 7-10th Sept 2016, at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Panel convened by Amelie Kutter and Jens Maesse (University of Giessen) at the 11th Interpretive Policy Analysis conference, 5-7th July, University of Hull, UK Abstract: Policy…
Talk given by Amelie Kutter at the 11th Interpretive Policy Analysis conference, 5-7th July, 2016, University of Hull, UK
The series of lectures ‘Crisis and economic governance: juxtaposing the perspectives of legal, social and cultural studies’ looks at new forms and notions of economic governance developed since the financial crisis. Among others, it includes talks by Bruno Amable, Hans-Jürgen Bieling and Magdalena Fedorowicz. The series is funded by the project ‘Reconfigurations’ and the Frankfurt Institute of Transition Studies and was set up by Amelie Kutter.
Contribution by Amelie Kutter to a round table discussion on approaches to discourse research at the workshop ‘Liberal Rights for Illiberal Purposes? Comparing Discursive Strategies of…