A1 Journal article – refereed
Connected in freedom? Reconstructing a foundational value in EU and US foreign policy discourses




List of Authors: Ville Sinkkonen, Henri Vogt
Publisher: Springer
Publication year: 2019
Volume number: 17
Issue number: 3
eISSN: 1754-1018

Abstract
The ideal of freedom has historically instituted the Transatlantic Community of Val-
ues spanning the USA and Europe. Given the framework of liberal crises that cur-
rently dominates Western mental maps, it is crucial to contemplate what has hap-
pened to this legacy of freedom and, consequently, to the very foundations of this
value community. To achieve this, we draw on the theoretical debates on freedom to
construct a novel conceptual framework of the potential uses of the notion in politi-
cal discourses. This scaffold is then utilised as a tool to analyse, and ultimately com-
pare, the employment of freedom in a selection of documents produced by the lead-
erships of the EU and the USA since the turn of the millennium.

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