Veranstaltungen

On democratization and change in institutional power discourse

Part of the lecture series and collaborative interdisciplinary research project "Democratisation and Power Structures". Democratization has been described as the “reduction of overt markers of power asymmetry” (Fairclough 1992: 98). Reber (2021) has studied how practices of quoting serve to (de)construct power at Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs), a parliamentary session with the Prime Minister at the British House of Commons, and how these practices have changed between 1978-2013. The aims of this paper are twofold: 1) I show how changing practices of quoting at PMQs can be related to democratization and argue that democratization may be linked to personalization. 2) Looking at another type of institutional discourse, I present first steps into a new project on United States Supreme Court Opinions, which explores how power asymmetries are created from the early 20th century to today through linguistic and discursive practices.
Zeit
Mittwoch, 22.06.2022 18:00 Uhr - 20:00 Uhr
Veranstaltungstyp
Ringvorlesung
Themengebiet
Ethik, Versöhnung, Ringvorlesung "Demokratisierung und Machtstrukturen"
Zielgruppen

Öffentlich

Sprachen
Englisch
Ort
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Regina-Pacis-Weg 3 D-53113 Bonn
Raum
Hörsaal 8 und über Zoom (hybrid)
Reservierung
Nein
Veranstalter
TRA Individuen, Institutionen und Gesellschaften
Kontakt

Prof. Dr. Svenja Kranich, Prof. Dr. Daniela Pirazzini und PD Dr. Simone Knewitz

lets@uni-bonn.de

+49 (0)228 73-7625

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