Arguing About Britain and Europe in Parliamentary Discourse : Imagined Communities in Liberal Democrat Leaders' Debate Contributions (1997-2010) Hardback
Since the fateful referendum in 2016, Brexit dominates British politics.
This book focuses on the parliamentary discourse of the allegedly most pro-European British political party, the Liberal Democrats.
Combining a political discourse analysis with a Cultural Studies perspective, it scrutinises the party leaders' contributions to parliamentary debates on European integration regarding the arguments they advanced to justify their position from 1997-2010 and the verbal images they used to describe both Europe and Britain.
The study's results contribute to understanding the current dynamics in British politics: sending mixed messages at best, the pro-European actors failed to make a convincing and coherent case for a common European future in the past.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 304 pages, 17 Illustrations, unspecified
- Publisher: Peter Lang AG
- Publication Date: 12/08/2019
- Category: History of ideas
- ISBN: 9783631785591