2nd ESTIDIA Conference | 2013


(European Society for Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Dialogue)

2th ESTIDIA Conference


3-5 October, 2013

Department of Educational Sciences, Psychology, Communication
University of Bari “Aldo Moro”

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The Discourse of Politics in Action


Title: The Discourse of Politics in Action. Politics as Usual
Author: Ruth Wodak
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Year: 2011 (paperback)

In The Discourse of Politics in Action. Politics as Usual, Wodak conducts an elaborate and enlightening investigation whose starting point echoes Michel Foucault’s statement: “People know what they do; they frequently know why they do what they do; but what they don’t know is what what [sic] they do does” (in Wodak 2009). In this light, the main directions pursued in the book are, on the one hand, exploring and explaining “what they [the politicians] do”, and, on the other, articulating “what [their action] does” for/to everyone else, or what consequences politicians’ decisions may have upon various developments and communications in our society. More

Reviewer: Izabela Lazar