Political Paradialogue

Political Paradialogue

Potseluyev S.P.,

Dr. Sci. (Pol. Sci.), Professor, Department of Theoretical and Applied Political Science, Institute of Philosophy, Social and Political Sciences, Southern Federal University, spotselu@mail.ru

DOI: 10.17976/jpps/2007.01.04

For citation:

Potseluyev S.P. Political Paradialogue . – Polis. Political Studies. 2007. No. 1. P. 33-61. (In Russ.). https://doi.org/10.17976/jpps/2007.01.04


It is the phenomenon of political paradialogue as a post-modernist parody of classical dialogic intercourse that constitutes the subject of research in the article. Departing (in contraposition) from M.Bakhtin’s and G.Deleuze’s approaches and using as empirical material a “television duel” between two Russian politicians – V.Zhirinovsky and A.Prokhanov, – the author considers in detail semantic and pragmatic absurdities and paradoxes of paradialogical communication, as well as its infantile-performance aspects as specific markers of authoritarian thinking, and poses the question of certain fictitiousness, theatricality of paradialogical discourse. The article accentuates the simulative and regressive character of political paradialogue, its confusing and at the same time “therapeutic” effect upon mass consciousness.

Content No. 1, 2007

See also:

Shevchenko A.Yu.,
Discourse-Analysis of Political Media-Texts. – Polis. Political Studies. 2002. No6

Teterin A.Ye.,
Application of qualitative methods in political-science research (with N.Fairclough’s critical discourse-analysis as example). – Polis. Political Studies. 2011. No5

Rusakova O.F., Maksimov D.A.,
Political Discoursology: Subject Field, Theoretical Approaches, and a Structural Model of Political Discourse. – Polis. Political Studies. 2006. No4

Rasskazov S.V.,
Geographical Ideas of the Parties in the Process of Settling Ethno-Political Conflicts in the Commonwealth of Independent States. – Polis. Political Studies. 2005. No2

Klemeshev A.P., Ilyin M.V.,
Lost in Translation. Being the Problem. – Polis. Political Studies. 2019. No5



   2024      2023      2022      2021   
   2020      2019      2018      2017      2016   
   2015      2014      2013      2012      2011   
   2010      2009      2008      2007      2006   
   2005      2004      2003      2002      2001   
   2000      1999      1998      1997      1996   
   1995      1994      1993      1992      1991