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By Kathleen Gleeson

Too frequently, latest 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 by way of supplying an entire and sustained serious research of Australian international coverage discourse besides the theoretical synthesis for a selected version of serious discourse research of the subject.The language of then top Minister Howard is the first concentration of the publication yet cognizance is additionally paid to the language of key ministers, political competitors and different widespread actors. The voices of these who challenged the dominant discourse also are thought of to make clear the ways that discourses could be destabilised. Kathleen Gleeson exhibits how Howard effectively invoked narratives of identification and sovereignty that resonated along with his viewers and promoted his transformed narrative of Australia when dealing with dissent from many actors who voiced their competition such a lot effectively once they capitalised on inconsistencies in the discourse.

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Too frequently, latest 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 via supplying an entire and sustained serious research of Australian international coverage discourse in addition to the theoretical synthesis for a selected version of serious discourse research of the topic.

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Inspired by the cultural and societal changes of the 1960s in the United States, Strauss posited that all that could save the great America from ‘drift(ing) in a sea of relative values’ was for the wise to reassert a collective commitment to the moral values upon which the United States was founded (Kirky, 2007, 39). One might posit that such founding values are debatable, but not Strauss. He saw embedded in the American fabric a clear moral code based on very basic religious and philosophical values; the notions of ‘good’ and ‘evil’ and – like Schmitt – the distinction between ‘friend’ Interpretation: Response 35 and ‘enemy’.

Phillips and Jorgensen (2002, 69) suggest that looking for instances of intertextuality – insofar as the text-producer draws from other texts in compiling the communicative event, and so too the text-consumer in making sense of the text and drawing meaning – is analytically important at this point. In addition to this though, a number of analytic notions can be included in the analysis of the discursive practice dimension to ensure a clearer picture emerges of the process of text production and consumption.

1998, 21). As Jackson (2005, 26) points out, that the War on Terrorism is an ‘elite-led project’, insofar as ‘elites have provided the primary justifications and overall vision’, means 22 Australia’s ‘war on terror’ Discourse that understanding its construction is most logically achieved through analysis of their official language. Though reference will be made to the language of various ‘officials’ throughout the book, textual analysis will be primarily confined to speeches, interviews and policy statements given by then Prime Minister John Howard.

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