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Discussing a federal Europe : The development of the European Commission's federalist discourse between 2001 and 2007

Bongers, Paul LU (2012) EUHR18 20121
European Studies
Abstract
The presence of federalism in the EC’s discourse has changed between 2001 and 2007. The discourse analysis of three documents that the EC published in respectively 2001, 2005 and 2007 points out that federalism in the discourse has been very present in the EC’s discourse in 2001 and 2007, but has faded to the background in 2005. The application of historical institutionalism leads to the conclusion that the non-ratification of the Constitutional Treaty in 2005 has had a major impact in the formulation of the EC’s preferences and thus on the presence of federalism in its discourse.
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author
Bongers, Paul LU
supervisor
organization
course
EUHR18 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
historical institutionalism, discourse analysis, Federalism, European Commission, Constitutional Treaty, content analysis, European Union politics
language
English
id
3046127
date added to LUP
2012-08-31 12:13:03
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2015-12-14 13:23:23
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  abstract     = {The presence of federalism in the EC’s discourse has changed between 2001 and 2007. The discourse analysis of three documents that the EC published in respectively 2001, 2005 and 2007 points out that federalism in the discourse has been very present in the EC’s discourse in 2001 and 2007, but has faded to the background in 2005. The application of historical institutionalism leads to the conclusion that the non-ratification of the Constitutional Treaty in 2005 has had a major impact in the formulation of the EC’s preferences and thus on the presence of federalism in its discourse.},
  author       = {Bongers, Paul},
  keyword      = {historical institutionalism,discourse analysis,Federalism,European Commission,Constitutional Treaty,content analysis,European Union politics},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Discussing a federal Europe : The development of the European Commission's federalist discourse between 2001 and 2007},
  year         = {2012},
}