Exploitation Opportunities for Distant Crises: Political Framings of Brexit in the Czech Republic and Hungary

Abstract

Brexit has been a major crisis facing the European integration process. The paper examines how Brexit was framed and exploited by two EU member state governments, Czechia and Hungary. We conceptualize Brexit as a ‘distant crisis’ for these two countries: although it is likely to have significant impacts, these are uncertain and not immediate. Building on the crisis framing literature, we apply frame analysis to examine governmental rhetoric and find that both governments have instrumentalized Brexit for internal purposes by pragmatically adapting their discursive positions on it to fit their political calculus both on domestic and European issues.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10758216.2021.1915162
Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities > Politics, History and International Relations
College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities > Aston Centre for Europe
College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities
Additional Information: Copyright © 2021 The Author(s). Published with license by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way. Funding Information: Monika Brusenbauch Meislová’s contribution to the paper was supported by the Czech Science Agency [project 19-10214S]. We would like to thank the editors of the Problems of Post-Communism and the anonymous reviewers for their thoughtful comments on earlier versions of the manuscript. All errors of course remain ours. Publisher Copyright: © 2021 The Author(s). Published with license by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sociology and Political Science
Publication ISSN: 1075-8216
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2024 07:21
Date Deposited: 04 May 2021 09:22
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2023
Published Online Date: 2021-06-03
Accepted Date: 2021-04-06
Authors: Brusenbauch Meislová, Monika
Szent-Iványi, Balázs (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-5883-4601)

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