Note on political party names in English and Latvian Maria Golubeva and Robert Gould: Foreword Robert Gould: Some Recent Discourses of Exclusion in the EU The Media, the Parties and the Negotiation of Political Power in a Baltic Landscape Aukse Balcytiene: Baltic Media Structures and the Influence of Media Anda Rozukalne: Latvian Print Media as Opinion Leaders Iveta Kazoka: Latvian Political Party System and the Discourse on Political Parties From Rhetoric to Political Agenda: the Construction of Ethnic Political Identity in the Latvian Media Anda Rozukalne: The Construction of Ethnic Political Identity and the Mechanisms of Exclusion in the Latvian-language Media Ammon Cheskin: The Discursive Construction of "Russian-speakers": The Russian-language Media and Demarcated Political Identities in Latvia Historical Notions and Strategies of Exclusion in Latvian Politics Maria Golubeva: Multiculturalism as Imperialism: Condemnation of Social Diversity within a Discourse of Threat and Blame Maria Golubeva and Iveta Kazoka: Moral Superiority and the Soviet Stigma: Parliamentary Speech and Attribution of Blame in Political Discourses Maria Golubeva and Robert Gould: Afterword.
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The book, based on research results from a three-year study of parliamentary and media debates in Latvia, analyses the discourses of Latvian politicians and the media about nation, citizenship, cultural diversity, history and the nation-state. This is the first large-scale study of political debates in a Baltic State from the perspective of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA). Separate chapters, by researchers from Canada, Latvia, Lithuania and the UK, analyse the intersections between national identity construction, national mythmaking, concepts of citizenship, journalistic action, press ownership and questions of control of political and media discourses. All of these have impact on the fundamental questions of the relationship between individuals and the state. The authors conclude that even after the accession to the European Union in 2004, political pressures in Latvia, as also frequently on the political Right in other EU countries, promote ethnic membership as the guiding factor of state-building. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This volume of Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe covers Latvia and consists of an annotated collection of legal documents affecting the status of Islam and Muslims. The legal texts are published in the original Latvian language while the annotations and supporting material are in English. By legal documents are meant the texts of legislation, including relevant secondary legislation, as well as significant court decisions. Each legal text is preceded by an introduction describing the historical, political and legal circumstances of its adoption, plus a short paragraph summarising its content. The focus of the collection is on the religious dimensions of being Muslim in Europe, i.e. on individuals' access to practise their religious obligations and on the ability to organise and manifest their religious life. (source: Nielsen Book Data)