Rethinking the Post-National EU in Times of Austerity and Crisis

Tekin B. C.

MEDITERRANEAN POLITICS, vol.19, pp.21-39, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13629395.2013.865343
  • Page Numbers: pp.21-39


This article investigates the discursive framework of the Greek debt crisis in an attempt to rethink the characterization of the European Union as a post-modern, post-national polity. By scrutinizing speculative speeches delivered by the EU's prominent politicians, this study argues that Greece is hybridized and constructed as a peripheral member of the EU in-group, part of the in-group, yet further away from the core. Politics of representation surrounding the current crisis show us that the EU is hardly constructed in a post-national/post-modern way.