HRBKOVÁ, Lenka and Jozef ZAGRAPAN. Slovak political debates: Functional theory in a multi-party system. European Journal of Communication. 2014, vol. 29, No 6, p. 735-744. ISSN 0267-3231. doi:10.1177/0267323114544864.
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Original name Slovak political debates: Functional theory in a multi-party system
Authors HRBKOVÁ, Lenka (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution) and Jozef ZAGRAPAN (703 Slovakia, guarantor, belonging to the institution).
Edition European Journal of Communication, 2014, 0267-3231.
Other information
Original language English
Type of outcome Article in a journal
Field of Study 50601 Political science
Country of publisher United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
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Impact factor Impact factor: 1.088
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14230/14:00077634
Organization unit Faculty of Social Studies
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0267323114544864
UT WoS 000345705700006
Keywords in English Contextual factors; functional theory; political communication; political debates; Slovakia
Tags International impact, Reviewed
Changed by Changed by: Mgr. Jozef Zagrapan, Ph.D., učo 219492. Changed: 18. 2. 2015 19:52.
Abstract
This article examines a content analysis of the televised political debates prior to the 2012 elections in Slovakia. The analysis is based on the functional theory of campaign discourse by William L. Benoit. The goal of the work is to test the theory and its applicability in contexts other than the political system of the United States. In order to achieve this goal, we also make use of the findings of previous studies from the non-American environment. We have found that if Benoit’s methods were strictly observed, more than 30% of the content of debates would not be included in the analysis. Therefore, its original categories of content analysis should be expanded. The Slovak debates differ markedly from the American model, but at the same time differ from the kind of debates found in a consensual political system. The area of the greatest difference is the use of various models of discursive functions in the debates.
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