The European Project : A Comparative Critical Discourse Analysis of Three State of the Union Speeches
Summary, in English
The results show that Juncker shifts from taking a neo-functionalist approach to European integration in the State of the Union speech from 2015, to an intergovernmental approach in the speeches from 2016 and 2017. Furthermore, the appeal to common values as a means of constructing a ‘European identity’ is more prominent in the two later speeches. This thesis argues that these differences are results of major European events, or “crises”, such as the refugee crisis and the Brexit referendum.
- Social Sciences
- State of the Union speeches
- Mattias Nowak