Monika Brusenbauch Meislová has published an article in top-ranking journal - JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies
The article brings together insights from the literatures on policy process, policy legitimation and legitimacy discourse to shed new light on the temporal structure of discursive
legitimation of policy processes. It argues that in order to satisfy complex demands on their legitimacy, ongoing policy processes are legitimated not only
by referring to the current state of affairs, but also by legitimating the future and delegitimating the past. Presenting an original typology of three
distinct temporal regimes of policy process legitimation, this inquiry explores its validity on the empirical case of Brexit. Combining qualitative content
analysis and the discourse-historical approach (DHA) to discourse studies, the article elucidates how exactly Brexit was officially legitimated within the
three temporal regimes by the UK Conservative government in 2021 – that is, during the first year of ‘full’ Brexit.
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