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


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: School of Social Sciences & Humanities > Politics & International Relations
School of Social Sciences & Humanities > Aston Centre for Europe
School of Social Sciences & Humanities
Additional Information: © 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 (http://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
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sociology and Political Science
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Published Date: 2021-06-03
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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