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The Greek-German policy discourse and politics of blame : a tragedy on the stage of the European debt crisis?

Boelmans, Nils Alexander (2017) The Greek-German policy discourse and politics of blame : a tragedy on the stage of the European debt crisis?

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Abstract:This research paper aims at answering the question to what extent Greek-German policy relations are shaped by discourses rooted in politics of blame, historical reflexivity and mutual blaming for alleged political failures. While both sides struggle to shape a contemporary narrative, instrumentalized tools also include strong references to historical events and cultural identities. The utilized sources of policy documents do not exempt the discourse from strong personal and ideological leanings, and as such are framed not only within pure placement of blame but also attempts of praise and request on both sides to promote political agendas and modes of self-presentations, including political self-victimization and responsibility shifting.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:71 sociology, 88 social and public administration
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/74079
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