1.1 Introduction Media is the backbone of democracy. The role of media in our society is very significant. Media supply the political information to the viewers that help them to make their opinion. Media also plays the watchdog role in society to identify the problems and wrongdoing of those who have the authority. Elections are a main part of the democratic structure and highlight the basic features of formation of a government and political structuring of a specific state (Shively, 2003).
Van Dijk (1993b) affirms that Critical-Political Discourse Analysis clarifies “the reproduction of political power, power abuse or domination through political discourse, including the various forms of resistance or counter-power against such forms of discursive dominance (p.11). Consequently, social and political bias results from this domination. Van Dijk (1997) points out that political discourse is the discourse of politicians and it is about such politics. He also outlines his definition of political discourse and its many sub-genres as follows: 1) It is a class of genres defined by a social domain, namely politics. He delimits the political properties that differentiate political discourse from other forms of discourse, such as political field, political system, political ideologies, political institutions, political organizations, political groups, political actors, and political process.
Political science is the systematic study of the state, nation, government and its public policies. It deals with the theory and practices of politics and analyses the political systems, processes and behaviour. It is also concerned in addressing some of the core problems faced by the society at large such as in achieving world peace or at a more national level, how to achieve and sustain economic growth and stability. Why is political science important? Political science is important because political science is about people.
The leader’s responsibility to the people further indicates Locke’s belief that government should exist to serve the people and to minimize negative human actions. The conflict between the Fascist regime in Fatherland and Locke’s political theory is the involvement government should have with its
In this direction, the content of political propaganda is also very important in political election area. The more a political discourse is related to the general political culture of a society, the more the success percentage of that discourse will be. One important point in political-critical discourse analysis is that a successful political discourse is the one that moves toward the expected willingness and desires of a society. In Iran, for example, there are different cultural criteria that help a political discourse to be dominant in election campaigns, including: being management-oriented and program-oriented, having religious thoughts, fighting with immorality and corruption, bravery toward foreigners, willingness to stability and safeguarding the interests of the people, willingness to social and cultural freedoms, submitting effective strategies to have suitable interaction with others, simple-living and avoidance of luxury and so
Political Science escalates the political awareness of an individual and makes him politically aware of his duties, rights and freedom. For the part of the government it reminds the government of its duty and responsibility towards its constituents. Political and socially aware citizens can make the government accountable and can significantly contribute towards the establishment equality and social justice. Political Science creates conducive condition for the success of democracy by laying emphasis on economic and social democracy. The two main pillars of democracy are conscious citizens and a responsible government.
With this as evidence, the system of exemplarity can then be extrapolated into a measure of the Roman population’s influence in comparison with the authoritative government that rules over it. Using this model, it is evident that the citizens of the Roman Republic enjoyed a certain importance in society because they retained the right to decide what historical events should become exempla. Contrastingly, the common people of Rome during the Augustan imperial period were subjected to a coercive loss of influence in both exemplarity and in political representation. Although Augustus’ execution of power through the Res Gestae was authoritarian in nature, it is important to note that the Romans were not entirely opposed to it.
In his essay he explains the importance of the media and its effect on the general public. The media is supposed to be just like a warrior fighting with a pen or like a mirror which shows us or strives to show us the bare truth and astringent realities of life. However, in recent years the media has, like other agencies, come under the influence of politicians. Therefore, the media no more writes about the people’s grievance but in support of the ruling government party. It has been contaminated by political influences.
The issues on the pros and cons of political dynasties in our political system have been the topic or subject of many debates and its important to clarify the issue. So to answer the question with a straight “yes” and a straight “no” would not be accurate because it is not true to all. It’s a case to case basis. Many arguments say that the presence of such political powers in the local government - provincial or municipal level is unconstitutional. Others claim that the reign of political dynasties in their respective areas have improved their way of life.
Introduction Nowadays, Mass media has stand an important role in political in our society. In order to stay closer to society, media is one of common and universal topics to discuss in this society (Teresa and Brea 2009). The accountability and openness are impossible in contemporary democracies without mass media. According to Balkin (1998) mass media helps the public to understand the operations of government, participate in political decisions, and hold government officials accountable. He also said that the democratic of politicians and governments may find that is useful to simulate the political virtues of transparency through rhetorical and media manipulation in the age of mass media.