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ERIC Number: ED443134
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Pages: 41
Abstractor: N/A
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The Words That Buoy the European Impulse.
Hogenraad, Robert; Tousignant, Nathalie; Castano, Emanuele; Bestgen, Yves; Dumoulin, Michel
With a view on analyzing the deeper trends in the European discourse that will shape the European Union's (EU's) future, a study examined 121 speeches made by EU political leaders over the period 1985-1997 and concorded and statisticized which words were used, how often, where, and when with the help of a computer-aided content analysis engine. Under pressure toward novelty, the discourse that buoys the EU should--and does--accumulate symbolic notions. The creation of a success story such as the European construction represents a potential for optimism and energy, yet only narrative energy changes, even peters out. The themes around which the European Union is organized must--and do--show something of the European impulse: Concern is presently with unemployment (less with security and cooperation), with institutions (less on citizenry), and with the Europe of regions. (Contains 2 tables, 8 figures, and 84 references.) (Author/NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: European Union