Political Discourse in Emergent, Fragile, and Failed Democracies

Political Discourse in Emergent, Fragile, and Failed Democracies

Daniel Ochieng Orwenjo (Technical University of Kenya, Kenya), Omondi Oketch (Technical University of Kenya, Kenya) and Asiru Hameed Tunde (Umaru Musa Yar'adua University, Nigeria)
Release Date: April, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 412|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0081-0
ISBN13: 9781522500810|ISBN10: 1522500812|EISBN13: 9781522500827
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Any system of government is comprised of several dimensions of functionality, which must all work in congruence. When any part of the system is dysfunctional, the government’s stability becomes fractured and societal problems can arise.

Political Discourse in Emergent, Fragile, and Failed Democracies examines the effects of unstable democratic systems of government in modern society, providing an imperative analysis on political communications from such nations. Highlighting real-world examples on the constraints seen in malfunctioning or emerging governments, this book is a pivotal reference source for policy makers, researchers, academicians, and upper-level students interested in politics and governance.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Censorship and Privacy
  • Criminal Responsibility
  • Electioneering
  • Ethnic Stereotyping
  • Parliamentary Debates
  • Political Party Images
  • Political Violence
  • Revolutionary Politics
  • Social Network Propaganda
  • Vigilante Groups

Reviews and Testimonials

The majority of the 20 papers in the collection report on the recent political atmosphere in African countries, examining political party emblems and slogans in Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan’s declaration of emergency rule, ethnic stereotyping on Kenyan blog sites during the 2013 elections, and representations of Joice Mujuru and the ZANU PF factionalism dialectic in Zimbabwean newspapers. Other topics include the immunity of parliament members and criminal responsibility of cabinet members in Greece, ISIS rhetoric for the creation of the Ummah, media coverage of the 2009 Afghan presidential election, and real name registration regulation in China.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Daniel Ochieng Orwenjo holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in linguistics from the University of Frankfurt, Germany. He is currently a senior lecturer in the Department of Languages and Communication Studies, Technical University, Kenya He has published widely on various topics in linguistics in internationally acclaimed journals.

Omondi Oketch is a Senior Lecturer and Chairperson of the Department of Language and Communication Studies at the Technical University of Kenya. He began his career as a lecturer in 1998 at Maseno University before proceeding to University of the Western Cape, South African where he graduated with a doctorate degree in Linguistics in 2006. Dr. Omondi Oketch taught Linguistics to both undergraduate and postgraduate students at Maseno University before joining the Technical University of Kenya in 2012. Besides lecturing, he has supervised and examined both Master’s and Doctorate students, locally and internationally. He has research interests in Multimodality, Social semiotics, Systemic Functional Linguistics, Critical Discourse Analysis and Multilingualism, where he has published over sixteen journal papers, book chapters and seminar proceedings.

Asiru Hameed Tunde holds a B.Ed. and M.A in English Language from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and a Ph.D in English and Linguistics from Kenyatta University, Nairobi. Kenya. He teaches linguistic related courses in the Department of English and French, Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina, Nigeria. His research interests include: Critical Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Semantics, Stylistics and Media Discourse. He has published articles in peer-reviewed international journals and co-edited the book, Political Discourse in Emergent, Fragile and Failed Democracies published by IGI Global. He is currently working on another co-edited book When "Home" Means More Than One Country:The Discursive (Re) Construction of Identities in Trans-National Migrant Communities. Hameed has also participated in international conferences such as WACRC, Porto-Novo, 2012, AUYL, Nairobi, 2015, LLS, Bangkok, 2016 and ICHDA Ibadan, 2017.