Dialogue in Politics

| Northeastern Illinois University
| University of Würzburg
ISBN 9789027210357 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027273086 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
The volume considers politics as cooperative group action and takes the position that forms of government can be posited on a continuum with endpoints where governance is shared, and where hegemony dictates, ranging from politics as interaction to politics as imposition. Similarly, dialogue and dialogic action can be superimposed on the same continuum lying between truly collaborative where co-participants exchange ideas in a cooperative manner and dominated by an absolute position where dialogue proceeds along prescribed paths. The chapters address the continuum between these endpoints and present illuminating and persuasive analyses of dialogue in politics, covering motions of support, the relationship between politics and the press, interviews, debates, discussion forums and multimodal media analyses across different discourse domains and different cultural contexts from Africa to the Middle East, and from the United States to Europe.
[Dialogue Studies, 18]  2012.  vii, 313 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Part I. Introduction
Dialogue in politics
Lawrence N. Berlin and Anita Fetzer
Part II. Politics as interaction
Internet newspaper discussion lists: A virtual political arena?
Titus Ensink
Political videos in digital news discourse
Marjut Johansson
Watch dogs or guard dogs? Adversarial discourse in political journalism
Peter Bull
Types of positioning in television election debates
Verena Minow
Personal marketing and political rhetoric
Vladimir Dosev
Private dialogue in public space: ‘Motions of support’ letters as response 
to political action
Eric A. Anchimbe
Part III. Politics as imposition
Perspectivation in the Romanian parliamentary discourse
Liliana Ruxandoiu
The making of a new American revolution or 'a wolf in sheep’s clothing': “It’s time to reload”
Lawrence N. Berlin
Remaking U.S. foreign policy for a new beginning with the Arab and Muslim worlds: Linguistic and discursive features of President Obama’s Cairo speech
Ibrahim A. El-Hussari
War-normalizing dialogue (WND): The Israeli case study
Dalia Gavriely-Nuri
Multimodality and performance: Britain’s first Holocaust Memorial Day (BBC on January 27, 2001)
Christoph Sauer
Subject index
“The variety of methodologies used, from purely textual to discursive and multimodal, ensures that readers, familiar or not with the analysis of dialogue and/or political discourse, will find something at their level of interest.”
“The outstanding feature of this book is its discussion of the two interaction perspectives, politics as interaction and politics as imposition. [...] In general this book will be of great interest for researchers in political discourse studies.”
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Subjects & Metadata

Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2012031479 | Marc record