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Discourse Theory and Political Analysis

David Howarth

in Research Strategies in the Social Sciences: A Guide to New Approaches

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292371
eISBN:
9780191600159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292376.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

An overview of contributions to the development of discourse theoretical approaches in social science from the work of Althusser, Lacan, Derrida, Foucault, Laclau, and Mouffe. Particular attention is ... More


Default Semantics: Foundations of a Compositional Theory of Acts of Communication

K. M. Jaszczolt

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261987
eISBN:
9780191718656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261987.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The book offers an original theory of meaning in discourse that combines a dynamic representation of discourse with an intentional explanation of processing. It contains an exposition of a theory of ... More


Studying Metaphors‐in‐Use in their Social and Institutional Context: Sensemaking and Discourse Theory

Silvia Jordan and Hermann Mitterhofer

in Process, Sensemaking, and Organizing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594566
eISBN:
9780191595721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594566.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter seeks to relate sensemaking and sensegiving processes to their social and institutional context by describing and explaining the effects of diverse metaphors of change used by ... More


Anti-foundationalism

Mark Bevir and R. A. W. Rhodes

in The State as Cultural Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580750
eISBN:
9780191723179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580750.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

This chapter explores what many observers suggest are the leading present-day forms of interpretive social science: postmodern theories of discourse. First, we challenge the belief these approaches ... More


Orients and Occidents: Colonial Discourse Theory and the Historiography of the British Empire

D. A. Washbrook

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0038
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

A striking feature of historical writings on the British Empire over the last decade has been the influence of critical theories of ‘colonial discourse’. Discourse criticism percolated steadily into ... More


Coptic Christology in Practice: Incarnation and Divine Participation in Late Antique and Medieval Egypt

Stephen J. Davis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199258628
eISBN:
9780191718052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258628.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book is a study of ancient and medieval Christology. Employing a range of interdisciplinary methods derived from the fields of social history, discourse theory, ritual studies, and the visual ... More


Correctness and Legitimacy in the Discourse Theory of Law

Cristina Lafont

in Institutionalized Reason: The Jurisprudence of Robert Alexy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199582068
eISBN:
9780191739354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582068.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter focuses on the question of whether the discourse theory of law, as elaborated thus far by Jürgen Habermas and Robert Alexy, contains the resources needed to provide a satisfactory ... More


The Dual Character of Concepts and the Discourse Theory of Law

Maeve Cooke

in Institutionalized Reason: The Jurisprudence of Robert Alexy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199582068
eISBN:
9780191739354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582068.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter focuses on discourse theory. Some of the most persistent objections to discourse theory concern the connection it asserts between discourse and truth/practical correctness. A key ... More


Losing Twice: Harms of Indifference in the Supreme Court

Emily M. Calhoun

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195399745
eISBN:
9780199894444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399745.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Constitutional “losers” represent a thorny and longstanding problem in American constitutional law. Given the adversarial system in the United States, the way that rights cases are decided means that ... More


Official discourse and political change in Ireland

Katy Hayward

in Irish Nationalism and European Integration: The Official Redefinition of the Island of Ireland

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072789
eISBN:
9781781702369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072789.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter explains the theoretical and methodological framework for this research, both in relation to the key tenets of discourse theory and to the empirical content of the analysis. It begins by ... More


Word Order, Information Structure, and Discourse Relations: A Study of Old and Middle English Verb-Final Clauses

Kristin Bech

in Information Structure and Syntactic Change in the History of English

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860210
eISBN:
9780199949601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860210.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter explores the connection between word order and discourse relations in Old English (OE), while also taking information structure into account. The focus is on verb-final declarative ... More


– Cultural Studies versus Post-Marxism

Paul Bowman

in Post-Marxism Versus Cultural Studies: Theory, Politics and Intervention

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617623
eISBN:
9780748652785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617623.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the difference between the post-Marxist notion of ‘discourse’ and the deconstructive notion of ‘text’ in relation to problems of knowing the political, exploring the problems of ... More


Discourse Theory and the Theory and Practice of Adjudication

in Habermas: The Discourse Theory of Law and Democracy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769129
eISBN:
9780804777810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769129.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Jürgen Habermas's attempt to “test” his reconstructively developed discourse theory signals his transition from a “philosophical” standpoint to “the perspective of legal theory proper.” Habermas ... More


Knowledge Formation in Colonial India

Norbert Peabody

in India and the British Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199259885
eISBN:
9780191744587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259885.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Asian History

This chapter argues that it is no longer tenable to insist that the forms of knowledge through which colonial rule was established were fully European in origin and development but, rather, they were ... More


Discourse, normative change and the quest for reconciliation in global politics

Judith Renner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719088025
eISBN:
9781781705872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088025.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book offers a new and critical perspective on the global reconciliation technology by highlighting its contingent and highly political character as an authoritative practice of post-conflict ... More


System, Lifeworld, and Habermas's “Communication Theory of Society”

in Habermas: The Discourse Theory of Law and Democracy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769129
eISBN:
9780804777810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769129.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

In his Theory of Communication Action, Jürgen Habermas talks about a “reconstructive social theory which employs a dual perspective”—the perspective of “system” and “lifeworld.” Habermas's proposed ... More


Habermas’s Critical Theory and Science: Truth and Accountability

William Rehg

in Cogent Science in Context: The Science Wars, Argumentation Theory, and Habermas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262182713
eISBN:
9780262255318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262182713.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter provides some background on Habermas’s larger critical-theory project—an attempt to integrate the perspectives on argumentative practices—along with an explanation of why his discourse ... More


Discourse Approaches

Johannes Angermuller and Raj Kollmorgen

in The Handbook of Political, Social, and Economic Transformation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198829911
eISBN:
9780191868368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829911.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

As a practice of meaning making in society, discourse points to important dimensions of social and historical change. This chapter discusses examples of discourse research on social transformation in ... More


Hegemonic discourse communication

Andreas Antoniades

in Producing Globalisation: Politics of Discourse and Institutions in Greece and Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078446
eISBN:
9781781702888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078446.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter offers a theoretical framework for studying and understanding hegemonic discourses and their function and effects. This framework is based on a synthesis of comparative institutionalism ... More


Event Structure and Morphosyntax in Navajo

CARLOTA S. SMITH

in The Syntax of Aspect: Deriving Thematic and Aspectual Interpretation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199280445
eISBN:
9780191712845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280445.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Event structure in Navajo presents a challenge to generative linguistic analysis. The Navajo verb word has a complex structure with an abstract stem and prefixes that appear in fixed positions. The ... More


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