Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/233527
Authors: 
Rauh, Christian
Year of Publication: 
2021
Citation: 
[Journal:] Journal of European Public Policy [ISSN:] 1466-4429 [Publisher:] Taylor & Francis [Place:] London [Year:] 2021 [Issue:] Latest Articles
Abstract: 
This contribution engages with the empirical analysis of emergency politics in the EU, arguing that executives’ public communication helps to distinguish crisis management from crisis exploitation. An initial, descriptive text analysis of emergency emphasis in more than 19,000 executive speeches suggests that supranational actors, most notably the European Central Bank, do indeed use rather alarmist language over and beyond objective crisis pressures when their competences are contested. Yet, this behaviour does not appear to be a ubiquitous phenomenon, pointing to the need for more specific expectations on when and why EU executives pro-actively embark on the emergency politics script.
Subjects: 
emergency politics
European Union (EU)
political communication
European Central Bank
European Commission
text analysis
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Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
Document Version: 
Published Version

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