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New Publication by BIGSSS Alumnus Stefan Wallaschek
BIGSSS alumnus Stefan Wallaschek published a new article on "Contested solidarity in the Euro crisis and Europe's migration crisis: a discourse network analysis". The article was published in the Journal of European Public Policy (JEPP).
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The article analyses the solidarity discourse in the Euro crisis and Europe’s migration crisis and examines how meanings of solidarity are framed and which political parties participate in these debates. The discourse coalition and coalition magnet approaches are combined to study the two discourse dynamics of demanding solidarity (migration crisis) or being criticised for not showing solidarity (Euro crisis) in the German media discourse. By applying the discourse network methodology, the interdependence of framing and actor visibility is analysed. It is demonstrated that solidarity is linked to austerity by a conservative party discourse coalition in the Euro crisis. The migration crisis discourse is shaped by one large discourse coalition, arguing for political solidarity. In 2015, political solidarity is challenged by security and demarcation claims in the migration crisis. The study contributes to the ideational research framework and demonstrates the different trajectories of solidarity in Europe in hard times.