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.
Call for papers for a panel at the ECPR General Conference in Innsbruck, 26-28 August, 2020 Convenors: Dr Amelie Kutter (European University Viadrina) & Dr Christian…
The contributions to the symposium seek to highlight peripherisation and peripherality as a backgrounded disposition of current struggles over sovereignty.
The past decades have brought an increase in spatially connoted disparities and inequalities both within and between European societies, intertwined with changes within the European Union (EU) and the global constellation. The workshop ‘Peripheriality: constructing socio-spatial hierarchies within and beyond Europe’ invites contributions that focus on the construction of centrality and peripheriality or of central and peripheral Selves in discourses and (material) practices.
Mobilising for alternatives to EU austerity: SYRIZA’s narrative of the European financial and economic crisis
Vortrag von Amelie Kutter und Gesine Lenkewitz auf der 7. CADAAD Konferenz
The Eurozone crisis brought about a new form of party political opposition in Europe that is deeply critical of the current institutional setting of the EU and the EU’s approach to crisis management while, at the same time, generally supporting the European project. This paper investigates discourse practices employed by such ‘euroalternativist opposition’ (Fitzgibbon 2013), drawing on the example of statements (press releases, speeches and interviews) on EU crisis management addressed to international audiences by SYRIZA between the years 2009-2014.
International author workshop organised by Dr Benedetta Voltolini at the Centre d’etudes europeennes, Sciences Po Paris on December 7th-8th, 2017, with a paper by Amelie Kutter on ‚Perpetuating austerity: narratives of the Eurozone crisis‘.
Vortrag von Amelie Kutter im Rahmen der Vorlesung ‚European integration in times of crisis‘ und des ‚Borderland Studies‘ Moduls der Viadrina Summer School, am 13. Juni 2017.
Vortrag von Amelie Kutter im Kolloquium des Instituts für Politikwissenschaft an der Universität Tübingen, 2. November 2016.
Vortrag von Amelie Kutter auf dem Workshop ‚Komplexe Grenzen: Dimensionen, Dynamiken, Technologien‘ veranstaltet von der Arbeitsgruppe ‚Grenztheorien‘ an der Europa-Universität Viadrina, 3.-4. November 2016.
Vortrag von Amelie Kutter auf der10. ECPR General Conference, 7.-10. September 2016, an der Karls-Universität zu Prag, Tschechische Republik