The complexity of telling the truth is a much debated subject in philosophy. How can you ever know the entire truth and is there such a thing? In political communication it seems very important though, because the politicians are supposed to manage the public’s interests. It is very difficult, however, to see through the deceit in politics. Therefore, the purpose of this project is to address some of the issues regarding political spin and evasion of the truth within the political debate. The project examines how these phenomena affect young voters’ ability to decide for the right candidate on a well-informed foundation, and what consequences follow when politicians do not appear trustworthy.
The project is inspired by the social constructionism theory of science, and the theoretical foundation is theories about different kinds of deception in a philosophical and political approach, respectively. A two part analysis contributes to the results of this examination. To demonstrate how politicians use different strategies to evade answering adequately to the questions they are asked the project will analyse a Danish television show called Debatten: Sjusk på højt plan? featuring representatives from political parties and other debaters of the public opinion, who discusses different current political subjects, is analysed. Furthermore, this paper and its results is based on an interview of a focus group, which consists of seven students discussing the subject. This method gives an extraordinary insight in how opinions are being formed and negotiated in social groups. The paper concludes that a lack of transparency and the high level of roundabout talk in political statements deprive the young generation from their motivation to engage in politics.
|Uddannelser||Kommunikation, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor|
|Udgivelsesdato||15 dec. 2016|
|Vejledere||Yngve Harbøll Søndergaard Jensen|
- unges engagement
- dansk politik
- løgn i politik
- politisk bedrag