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.
CfP: Advancing field analysis in European integration studies
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…
Mini-symposium on peripherisation in the European Union at the CES conference
The contributions to the symposium seek to highlight peripherisation and peripherality as a backgrounded disposition of current struggles over sovereignty.
CfP Peripheriality: constructing socio-spatial hierarchies in and beyond Europe. Authors’ workshop
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 peripheries: transdisciplinary perspectives
International workshop organised by Amelie Kutter and the Reconfigurations project at the Viadrina Institute of European Studies, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder).…
Kutter, A. (2018) 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…
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'.
Research project: reconfigurations of centre and periphery in the European Union
The project 'Reconfigurations of centre and periphery in the European Union: a discursive political study' investigates the transformation and re-definition of centre and…
Mobilising for alternatives to EU austerity: SYRIZA’s narrative of the European financial and economic crisis
Talk given by Amelie Kutter and Gesine Lenkewitz at the 7th CADAAD conference
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.
Talk given by Amelie Kutter at the 7th CADAAD conference
Since the financial crisis emerged in 2007, many projects and publications have been launched that discourse-analyse representations of crisis and crisis management in communications by various groups and organisations. This research has generated insights in recurrent features of crisis discourse, such as blame games, claims for extraordinary authority, or trends of normalisation. Crisis itself, however, is usually taken for granted and rarely subjected to theoretical consideration. The present paper suggests that theories of crisis that borrow from Marxist thought help to gain an understanding of crisis as a catalyst of social change and to conceptually focus analyses of crisis and its discursive construction.
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’.
Workshop at Erlangen University, with a talk by Amelie Kutter: Texts and Images of Austerity. A Multimodal Multimedia Analysis
Austerity is a complex phenomenon with far reaching consequences for economic wellbeing, social justice and political systems. The workshop will focus on
discursive constructions of austerity in the British media and explore a large corpus of newspaper articles in a collaborative manner. It takes place at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg on Sept. 25th-29th, 2017.
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.
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…