From ‘one right way’ to ‘one ruinous way’? Discursive shifts in ‘There is no alternative’

  title={From ‘one right way’ to ‘one ruinous way’? Discursive shifts in ‘There is no alternative’},
  author={Astrid S{\'e}ville},
  journal={European Political Science Review},
  pages={449 - 470}
  • Astrid Séville
  • Published 2016
  • Political Science
  • European Political Science Review
If decisions are made in democracies in open procedures, the rhetoric of There is no alternative (TINA) raises certain questions. Tracing back the idea of necessity to symptomatic discourses, this article analyzes TINA as a political strategy in contexts such as Thatcherism, Third Way politics, and European crisis management, and sheds light on the specific characteristics of politics in the name of TINA. The analysis identifies distinct models of ‘one way’ discourses, reflecting political… Expand
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