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Discourse Theory in European Politics

Identity, Policy and Governance

  • David Howarth
  • Jacob Torfing
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About this book

Introduction

This volume of essays employs discourse theory to analyze mainstream topics in contemporary European politics. Inspired by developments in post-structuralist, psychoanalytic and post-Marxist theory, each contributor problematizes a central issue in European governance, including European security, Third Way politics, constitutional and administrative reform, new forms of nationalism and populism, the shift from welfare to workfare, environmental politics and local government. Alongside these substantive issues, the book tackles questions raised by the difficulties of applying discourse theory to empirical cases.

Keywords

desegregation Europe European Governance European identity European Integration European Politic European Politics European security Governance government human rights Marxism nationalism policy politics

Editors and affiliations

  • David Howarth
    • 1
  • Jacob Torfing
    • 2
  1. 1.University of EssexUK
  2. 2.Roskilde UniversityDenmark

About the editors

NIELS ÅKERSTRØM ANDERSEN Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark STEVE BASTOW Senior Lecturer in Politics, Kingston University, UK LILIE CHOULIARIAKI Associate professor, University of Copenhagen, Denmark ANTHONY CLOHESY Lecturer in Politics, University of Essex, UK STEVEN GRIGGS Lecturer on Public Policy, Birmingham University, UK MAARTEN A. HAJER Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands ALLAN DREYER HANSEN Associate Profesor in Public Administration, Roskilde University, Denmark JAMES MARTIN Lecturer in Politics, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK VERONIQUE MOTTIER Teaching Fellow, Jesus College, Cambridge, UK OSCAR REYES Department of Government, University of Essex, UK EVA SØRENSEN Professor of Public Administration, Roskilde University, Denmark YANNIS STAVRAKAKIS Research Fellow, Department of Politics, University of Nottingham, UK PATRICK DE VOS Ghent University, Belgium OLE WAEVER Professor of International Politics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

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