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Andreas Antoniades

3396 Producing globalisation 29/9/09 11:15 Page 9 1 Hegemonic discourse communication The aim of this chapter is to offer a theoretical framework for studying and understanding hegemonic discourses and their function and effects. It is suggested that the domination of a hegemonic discourse signifies a complex communication process that directly involves national discursive realities, domestic institutional arrangements and agents/subjects. Therefore what is under scrutiny in this chapter is this communication process itself, in order to illustrate what this

in Producing globalisation
Andreas Antoniades

3396 Producing globalisation 29/9/09 11:15 Page 66 3 Globalisation discourse in Greece The study of the materialisation of globalisation discourse in Greece aims to examine the effect that this discourse had in the reproduction of the Greek public discourse and politico-economic system. Some broader contextualisation might be helpful here. It was argued in chapter 2 that 1990 could be considered a turning point for Greek politics. In the same framework it can also be argued that 1996 signified both the consolidation of this turning point and a new

in Producing globalisation
Andreas Antoniades

3396 Producing globalisation 29/9/09 11:16 Page 104 4 Globalisation discourse in Ireland As argued in chapter 2 the decade of the 1990s signified a turning point for the Irish political system. The well-established ‘Fianna Fáil versus the rest’ political pattern – which had dominated the Irish political life for approximately fifty years (1948–89) – ceased to define Irish politics and gave way to a ‘new politics of coalitionmaking’ (Mair, 1999). Moreover, the turn from the 1980s to the 1990s witnessed the significant empowerment of the socio-economic role

in Producing globalisation
Young people of North African origin in France
Author: Nadia Kiwan

France has an established reputation as a country of immigration and has received numerous waves of immigrants from the nineteenth century onwards. This book aims to focus on one of these immigrant groups or, rather, on the French-born descendants of North African immigrants of Muslim origin. It looks at three levels of discourse relating to North African immigrants and their descendants. First, the increasingly politicised issue of immigration in France since the 1980s can be seen as just one level of discourse concerning North African immigrants and their descendants. A second level of discourse can be found in the intellectual debates of the last twenty-five years, which have often taken on a rather ideological character. One of the central ideas underpinning the book is the notion of a disjuncture between the main preoccupations of the public and intellectual debates and the experiences of the people concerned. Therefore, by studying the construction of identity among young people of North African origin, the book aims to concentrate on the register of experience. That is, by adopting an empirical or a 'bottom-up' approach, the apparent disjuncture between the various discourses about young people of North African origin and their experiences can be addressed. The views expressed by the young people themselves can be regarded as the third layer of 'discourse' to be examined in the book.

Andreas Antoniades

3396 Producing globalisation 29/9/09 11:16 Page 145 5 Facets of globalisation discourse The aim of this chapter is twofold. First it offers a comparison of the communication of globalisation discourse in Greece and Ireland. Thus it summarises, juxtaposes and compares the main findings of chapters 3 and 4. Second, it analyses how the differences between Greece and Ireland can be explained, and draws some general conclusions on the materialisation of globalisation discourse. Globalisation discourse in Greece and Ireland: a comparison The main political

in Producing globalisation
Steven Griggs and David Howarth

1 Discourse, rhetoric and logics The notion common to all the work that I have done since Madness and Civilization is that of problematization, though it must be said that I never isolated this notion sufficiently. But one always finds what is essential after the event; the most general things are those that appear last. It is the ransom and reward for all work in which theoretical questions are elaborated on the basis of a particular empirical field.… Problematization doesn’t mean representation of a pre-existing object, nor the creation by discourse of an

in The politics of airport expansion in the United Kingdom
Sibylle Scheipers

3 The legalistic discourse Almost all officials of the European states under consideration, the majority of legal experts and a large proportion of media commentators, both in Europe and the US, eventually engaged in the legalistic discourse. Legalism can be considered as taking a hegemonic position in the debates that surrounded the creation of the ICC and exerted a strong influence on the institutional design of the Court. NGOs had a vital impact on the rise of the legalistic discourse and on the consolidation of its hegemonic position. At the initial stages

in Negotiating sovereignty and human rights
Sibylle Scheipers

5 The sovereigntist discourse As with interventionism, the sovereigntist discourse is opposed to legalism and challenges the legitimacy of the ICC. However, whilst the main argument against the Court on the part of interventionists is that the Rome Statute exceeds the existing provisions of customary law, proponents of sovereigntism mainly charge the ICC with overriding state consent as the most central requirement for the validity and legitimacy of international legal institutions. More specifically, they disapprove of the reach of jurisdiction that the Rome

in Negotiating sovereignty and human rights
Sibylle Scheipers

4 The interventionist discourse The interventionist discourse denies that international law is an appropriate instrument to change the established international order. According to the interventionist perspective, international law is generally subordinate to politics. Thus, it may merely serve the purpose of maintaining the status quo in international relations. This is not to say that interventionists dismiss the significance of human rights as a central part of international law. Rather, they hold that legal bodies like the ICC do not further the global

in Negotiating sovereignty and human rights
The organisation of war-escalation in the Krajina region of Croatia 1990–91
Hannes Grandits and Carolin Leutloff

1 Discourses, actors, violence: the organisation of war-escalation in the Krajina region of Croatia 1990–91 1 Hannes Grandits and Carolin Leutloff Introduction  6  1990 the second and final round of the first free multi-party elections since the end of the Second World War were held in Croatia. At that time it was still a socialist republic within the Yugoslavian Federation. The results of the elections were quite surprising. It was expected that the former Communist Party would lose its absolute political predominance, but the decisive victory of the

in Potentials of disorder