Project

The European Parliament’s position on international trade: a topic modeling and discourse-theoretical approach

Duration
15 October 2016 → 16 October 2020
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Applied economics
    • Other economics and business
    • Citizenship, immigration and political inequality
    • International and compartive politics
    • Multilevel governance
    • National politics
    • Political behaviour
    • Political organisations and institutions
    • Political theory and methodology
    • Public administration
    • Other political science
Keywords
Discours Theory international trade decision-making European Parliament
 
Project description

The proposed research project aims to study variation in in the European Parliament’s decision-making on  international trade using a discourse-theoretical approach. We will first map discursive variation on international  trade through topic modeling. Next, two case studies will explain instances of variation through analysis of the  extra-parliamentary discourses to which parliamentarian were exposed via media, informal political contacts and  lobbying.