Rhetoric and Bricolage in European Politics and Beyond. The Political Mind in Action

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Publication Date 2022
ISBN 978-3-030-98632-2
ISSN 2947-5155
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This book seeks to develop Rhetoric as a field of knowledge in an important new direction, European Union politics.

The authors analyse what could be called a “European style of politics”: textual strategies and rhetorical styles evolving within and around the EU’s supranational and national institutions. By fusing rhetorical and sociological approaches, political thought and culture, the book contributes to the analysis of the ‘political’ as a way of thinking and judging the political aspect of any phenomena.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction | Niilo Kauppi & Kari Palonen
  • The Political Bricolage of EU Theories | Niilo Kauppi
  • National Politics and Transnational Feminisms in Early Twentieth-Century Europe: Perspectives from the Francophone Sphere | Anne Epstein
  • Saving European Democracy: British Debates on European Unification in 1948–49 | Taru Haapala
  • Between Conceptual Innovation and ‘There is no Alternative’: Conceptual Politics and the Building of the EU as a Polity | Claudia Wiesner
  • The Colonialism of Partisanship: Politics of National Interest and the National Science Foundation in the U.S. Congressional Debates | Anna Kronlund
  • Mapping Postmodern Patterns of Political Agency and Rhetoric: Established Politics Facing Bricolage | Kim Zilliacus
  • Politics at Distance: Parliamentary Politics in the Face of New Challenges | Kari Palonen
Source Link https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-98632-2
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