Der Blog Krise & Diskurs ist eine Plattform für Zeitgenoss*innen und Diskursforschende, die aktuelle Krisendiskurse entwirren wollen. Ziel ist es, aufzudecken, wie wiederkehrender Sprachgebrauch und Diskursformationen dazu beitragen, Hierarchien in der Gesellschaft zu verfestigen oder aber neue Möglichkeiten kollektiven Handels zu erschließen. Forschende, Studierende, und aufmerksame Zeitgenoss*innen nutzen diese Plattform, um frische Einsichten aus laufenden Forschungsprojekten oder Reflektionen zu aktuellen Entwicklungen in kurzer Form und greifbarer Sprache zu veröffentlichen. Einige thematische Ausgaben sind in Vorbereitung, Aufrufe zu neuen Beiträgen folgen in Kürze.
Recent crises have revealed that access to social rights, such as social security, short time work, housing, or health care is essential for the resilience of economies to external shocks, but also for sustaining social cohesion, trust and belonging in European societies. This collaborative project investigates the limits and potentials of transnational social citizenship in Europe. The objective is to map sources of social citizenship that have established at the EU’s different scales in law, policy, regulation, social work, and perceptions and discourses of social citizenship, and that might form part of a set of rights enforcible not only for EU migrants, but for those marginalised within their societies, too.
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.
The Eurozone crisis and its management called into question the EU’s decision-making capacity and cast doubt on its responsiveness and accountability towards various groups’ and members’ demands. It also ruined the prospects for catch-up that poorer members of the European Union linked to membership and severely damaged the EU’s rationale of cohesion. The project investigates discursive struggles over the adequate management of the Eurozone crisis with regard to how they address the project of developmental catch-up and, thereby, redefine the centre and periphery. It is directed by Amelie Kutter at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder).
This trans-disciplinary research project focuses on the complex and multi-faceted economic crisis that became evident in 2007 and explores it through to 2011. Different literatures and methodologies are used: corpus linguistics and critical discourse analysis; actor-centred institutional analysis of varieties of capitalism and their place in the world market; studies of governance and governmentality; and studies on the EU’s open method of coordination as sources of insight into global crisis-management. Amelie Kutter is co-investigator on this project, which is directed by Bob Jessop at Lancaster University.
Forschungsprojekt: The common foreign, security and defence policy in the light of member states’ mass media (2007-2010)
The end of the Cold War brought about a strategic shift in the field of foreign, security and defence policies in Europe. In particular, events like wars, humanitarian catastrophes or terrorist attacks provoked public debates about the future role of the European Union in world politics both in the EU member and the candidate states. The project investigates whether these debates led to the construction of a common European identity. Amelie Kutter is co-investigator on that project, which is directed by Cathleen Kantner and Thomas Risse at Free University Berlin.