With the help of critical discourse analysis (CDA), this book approaches Turkish politics from an interdisciplinary perspective in order to deepen our understanding of political power and discourse. This study re-conceptualizes discursive strategies as hegemonic projects and thirteen governmental speeches are analyzed accordingly. It also provides readers with a theoretical discussion on the nature of political discourse through references to deliberative, agonistic and critical realistic approaches.
1. Preface; 2. Chapter 1. Introduction; 3. Chapter 2. The short political history of Turkey and the AKP; 4. Chapter 3. How to approach political discourse: Deliberation, agonism and beyond; 5. Chapter 4. Analyzing political discourse: Method, implementation and data; 6. Chapter 5. The analyses of the political speeches; 7. Chapter 6. Conclusion: Evaluating the politics of the AKP in light of the analyses; 8. Bibliography; 9. Appendices: The analyzed texts in Turkish; 10. Index
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