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

Tekin B. C.

MEDITERRANEAN POLITICS, cilt.19, ss.21-39, 2014 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 19
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/13629395.2013.865343
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.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.