Finlands Akademi  
Sökande / Kontakt person Rautajoki, Hanna
Organisation Tammerfors universitet -2018
Projektets titel European Solidarities in Turmoil (EUsoil): Relational Scaffolding of Epistemic Work in Policy Debate within The European Parilament
Beslutnr 318008
Beslutsdatum 26.04.2018
Finansierings period 01.09.2018 - 31.12.2018
Finansiering 24 483
Beskrivning av projektet
According to the world society theory, the global uniformity of policy models among the nation states is to be explained by shared modern values, such as rationality and scientific development. My project takes this explanation to be too reductionist, and sets to complement the theory by demonstrating the relevance of identifications in political rhetoric. There are normative orders and expectations also embedded in actor identities and their interrelations, and this normative force can be strategically deployed in the policy debate. My research stems from the epistemic governance theory, which investigates governance at the local level in the actual argumentation practices of the policy makers. I will refine the theory by explicating how actors deploy mutual identifications as assets in political persuasion. The microanalytic tool of cultural membership categorization is used to uncover the dynamics of this rhetorical game in four policy debates within contemporary European Union.