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Discourse Theory in European Politics

Howarth, D and Torfing, J (2004) Discourse Theory in European Politics. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780333968437

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Abstract

In the last decade discourse theory has gained an increasing prominence within the social sciences. Building on hermeneutical and poststructuralist insights discourse theorists have created a well-established research program that challenges rationalist, individualist and other reductionistic approaches. Discourse Theory in European Politics presents a series of problem-driven empirical studies of identities, policies and new forms of governance in today's Europe. An international group of distinguished discourse theorists analyse a broad set of topics such as European security and identity, administrative reforms, policy formation, eugenics and mass media debates. All contributions reflect on methodological issues and demonstrate the value of taking a discourse theoretical approach to political analysis.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2015 14:04
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:39
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/12882

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