The purpose of this study is to examine how Israeli voters of the 2015 parliamentary elections produce discourses about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This is achieved through discourse analysis, a social constructionist grip enabling us to assess how these voters articulate their views on the subject explicitly as well as implicitly, and how these views fit into forefront discourses on the matter. In doing so the point of departure of the study is a historical accounting for events occurring in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the years from 1992 till today, 1992 marking the beginning of the Oslo peace process. Alongside the historical review we examine the development in Israeli politics as to compare the predominant discourse of each electoral process with the statements of our informants. Our work shows that voters on each side of the political spectrum rearticulate the main characteristics of the predominant discourses on the peace process belonging to the respective political wing. Deviations do occur, also within the elements of a single discourse, thus emphasizing the premise of social constructionism that discourses, being in a constant fight of the power of definition, are never fixed.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||28 maj 2015|
- Discourse Analysis
- Peace Process