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EU-Criticism as a Social Problem? Representations of EU-Criticism in Dominant Newspapers
EU-Criticism as a Social Problem? Representations of EU-Criticism in Dominant Newspapers

Author(s): Katri Vallaste
Subject(s): Political Philosophy, Sociology, Government/Political systems, International relations/trade, Electoral systems, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Centar za politološka istraživanja
Summary/Abstract: What is “EU-criticism”? I will not offer any normative definition myself, nor will I argue that one of the various terms used for the phenomenon is more appropriate than the others. Instead, I will discuss how the entire phenomenon is discursively constructed in dominant newspapers and juxtapose those representations to EU-critics’ own representations of themselves. My assumption here is that “dominant newspapers” are something largely external to EU-criticism. In other words, nationwide newspapers are not the primary channel of expressing critical ideas regarding the EU. I will examine the “inside” perspective by analyzing texts recommended by key EU-critical actors. That is, I will ask them what texts I should read in juxtaposition to dominant newspapers, in order to get a more balanced picture of what EU-criticism is about. I do not suggest that either of the two representations - that of dominant newspapers or self-representations - is more “true” than the other.

  • Page Range: 139-156
  • Page Count: 18
  • Publication Year: 2009
  • Language: English