Europe in National Parliaments

Research question/goal: 

This project will investigate the Europeanization of parliamentary debates and questions in Western Europe. It will establish the relevance of European issues in the daily work of selected parliaments, show what kind of rhetorical frames the relevant actors use, and seek to explain the amount of Europeanization and the positions taken on European integration issues. In so doing, the project will employ quantitative and qualitative methods.

Current stage: 

The project has conducted a survey of the literature and relevant computer-aided methods of text analysis and has performed other early-stage tasks. Due to Wolfgang C. Müller’s move to the University of Vienna it will be terminated at the MZES.

Fact sheet

2009 to 2011
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