Journals Higher Education



Published: 17 August 2000

256 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719056642

Bookseller Code (06)


Discourse theory and political analysis

Identities, hegemoni

David Howarth, Aletta J. Norval, and Yannis Stavrakakis

Published by Manchester University Press

  • 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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