One of the few books which systematically brings post-structuralist theory to bear on substantive political analysis. Offers accessible accounts of different strands of discourse theory such as deconstruction, psychoanalysis and genealogy, which are applied to the analysis of specific cases such as Northern Ireland and contemporary East European politics. Each chapter addresses a key theme and issue in contemporary politics. Draws on inspiration from Ernesto Laclau, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault and Jacques Lacan. Contains a clear introductory statement of the theoretical approach used and concludes with an assessment of the future directions of discourse theory in the social sciences.
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(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Manchester University Press
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Author Biography - David R. Howarth
David Howarth is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Essex and is currently Director of the Masters Programme in Ideology and Discourse Analysis in the Department of Government. Aletta J. Norval is Senior Lecturer in Political Theory at the University of Sussex and Director of the Doctoral Programme in Ideology and Discourse Analysis. Yannis Stavrakakis teaches on the Ideology and Discourse Analysis Programme in the Department of Government at the University of Essex