How are the contagion effects of mass-based disintegration transmitted through domestic elites and domestic discourse?
Work package 2 on domestic discourse analyses how the contagion effects of mass-based disintegration are transmitted through domestic elites and domestic discourse. It studies how the domestic debate about the EU changes as a result of Brexit by using newspaper articles from a selection of countries about the EU (WP2b). Further, it explores how politicians in the selected countries use the Brexit example in their discourse about the EU by analyzing how often they mention Brexit and the possibility of an exit of their own country from the EU in parliamentary debates (WP2a). Finally, the work package is also developing IOParlspeech, a massive dataset of references to 78 international organizations in parliamentary speeches over a thirty year period.
- Martini, Marco and Stefanie Walter (2021). Learning from Precedent: How the British Brexit experience counteracts populism outside the UK. Paper presented at the EPSA 2021 virtual conference.
- Hunter, Tom (2021). Disintegration and Party Competition: Evidence from Parliamentary Speeches on Brexit. Working Paper. Zurich: University of Zurich.
- Hunter, Tom and Stefanie Walter. The Politicization of International Cooperation in Parliamentary Debates. (Work in Progress)
People working on this work package
Marco Martini, Tom Hunter, Stefanie Walter, Martin Bucher, Emma Conforti, Nicole Plotke-Scherly, Tobias Zumbühl