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Evolving EU climate policy discourses and self-representation: A study of press-releases from Kyoto to Copenhagen
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Political Science.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis analyzes EU international climate policy discourses around the adoption of the Kyoto Protocol, its entry‐into‐force and the COP15‐negotiations in Copenhagen. Using EU‐press releases and employing Hajer’s argumentative approach, the main focus lies on discursive shifts and self representation. The thesis finds considerable discursive shifts, including a changing role of science, global responsibility and the economy. Findings also include the self‐representation of the EU changing from an emerging to an established and powerful actor but with a sharp rupture after COP15.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 61 p.
Keyword [en]
climate change, EU, discourse analysis, constructivism, Hajer, UNFCCC, self‐representation, Kyoto, Copenhagen
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-69118ISRN: LIU-IEI-FIL-A--11/01006--SEOAI: diva2:423942
Subject / course
Master's Programme in International and European Relations
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-09-19 Created: 2011-06-16 Last updated: 2011-09-19Bibliographically approved

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