By Kathleen Gleeson
Too frequently, present literature has conflated the discourses that enabled the 'War on Terror', ignoring the contextual specificities of the states that make up the 'Coalition of the Willing'. Australia's 'war on terror' Discourse fills this hole through supplying a whole and sustained serious research of Australian overseas coverage discourse in addition to the theoretical synthesis for a particular version of severe discourse research of the subject.The language of then top Minister Howard is the first concentration of the ebook yet recognition is usually paid to the language of key ministers, political rivals and different widespread actors. The voices of these who challenged the dominant discourse also are thought of to make clear the ways that discourses should be destabilised. Kathleen Gleeson indicates how Howard effectively invoked narratives of identification and sovereignty that resonated along with his viewers and promoted his remodeled narrative of Australia while dealing with dissent from many actors who voiced their competition so much effectively after they capitalised on inconsistencies in the discourse.
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In sum, it is useful to capture the study in terms of what Hansen (2006) calls a ‘research design for discourse analysis’. The diagrammatic research design displays the way in which foreign policy is constructed in relation to a primary actor/s (selves), over time (temporal perspective), and across a range of events (number of events). It also serves to capture the overall nature of the project. 3 Research design for analysis of Australia’s ‘war on terror’ discourse Analysing the ‘war on terror’ Discourse 23 Summary This Chapter has served three purposes.
That is that a discursive abyss opened, a void in meaning that privileged speakers – those to whom the public looked for meaning – were seemingly ill-equipped to deal with. This Chapter will show how, when faced with a window of opportunity to respond in a potentially infinite amount of ways, including more normatively progressive approaches encouraging less violence and exclusion, the path taken was a well-trodden one. The exploration of Australia’s counter-terrorism discourse begins at its infancy, the time of interpretive chaos in the United States that swiftly resulted in the ascendancy of a neoconservative approach to security.
As McDonald (2002) has noted, the degree of resonance has important implications for understanding how particular representational practices are (or are not) successful, as well as for gauging how greater legitimacy for a policy program is achieved. In other words, resonance provides an important analytical tool for understanding how a policy or practice is ‘sold’ to an audience. In addition, incorporating the notion of resonance enables an enhanced focus on the culturally specific nature of discourse justification.