Category Archives: October 2013 Issue 10

Aleksandra Atanasova – Lost in Translation: Differences between the Political Messages and the Public Perceptions in Political Campaign 2013

Abstract: The article describes the events that took place in the political campaign for Parliament in Bulgaria in 2013. An overview is presented, explaining the theoretical description that should be followed by the parties and their practical implementation. A description of the discrepancy between the area of topics that are considered important from the society and from the political parties is given as well. The consequences – there is a huge gap between what people have expected and what actually happened through the campaign. There is also an overview on the effects on the public attitudes by some of the political scandals that took place in the campaign. The campaign itself differed from the good practices that the theories support and the expectations about a big percentage of public participation in the voting turned out to be unreasonable. While making a chronological description of the events from April and May, the article is trying to find out the reason why almost half of the Bulgarian citizens didn’t give their votes on the Election Day.

Keywords: political campaign, society, elections, political parties, voting, debate.

Rhetoric and Communications Е-Journal, Issue 10, October 2013, http://rhetoric.bg/, ISSN 1314-4464

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Dimitar Ganev – Prerequisites for the Convening of the Bulgarian Round table

Abstract:The paper presents the results from the analysis of party propaganda in Bulgaria since the beginning of the transition after 1989. Someparty’s documents, interviews of Bulgarian politicians, and media publications are analyzed.

Keywords: propaganda, party, Bulgaria, transition.

Rhetoric and Communications Е-Journal, Issue 10, October 2013, http://rhetoric.bg/, ISSN 1314-4464

 

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Mincho Christov – Aspects of Party Propaganda in the Beginning of the Bulgarian Transition

Abstract:The paper presents the results from the analysis of party propaganda in Bulgaria since the beginning of the transition after 1989. Someparty’s documents, interviews of Bulgarian politicians, and media publications are analyzed.

Keywords: propaganda, party, Bulgaria, transition.

Rhetoric and Communications Е-Journal, Issue 10, October 2013, http://rhetoric.bg/, ISSN 1314-4464

 

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Iryna Maksymenko – Interests and Ideas of the EU’s „Big Three” in the Context of Theories of European Integration (Communicative Aspects)

Abstract: This article scrutinizes the impact of states’ interests on the European Union policy-making, providing an assessment of the idealistic factor’s role in the process of European integration development in theoretical and practical terms. The author is trying to show both the dependence and the mutual influence of the European ideas and national interests of the leading EU states – Britain, France and Germany – which form the new status of a united Europe in international relations through continuous communication.

Key words: liberal intergovernmentalism, constructivism, the European Union, interest, idea, politics, communication.

Rhetoric and Communications Е-Journal, Issue 10, October 2013, http://rhetoric.bg/, ISSN 1314-4464

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Marcin Lewiński – Debating Multiple Positions in Multi-Party Online Deliberation. Sides, Positions, and Cases – translated into Bulgarian by Verginiya Danailova

Abstract: Dialecticalapproaches traditionally conceptualizeargumentation as a discussioninwhichtwopartiesdebateon “twosidesofan issue” (proandcon).However,many politicalissuesengendermultiple positions. Thisis clearinmulti-partyonline deliberationsin which often an arrayof competing positionsis debated in one and the samediscussion. A proponent of agiven position thus addresses anumberofpossibleopponents,whointurnmayholdincompatibleopinions.Thegoalofthispaperistoshedextralightonsuch“polylogical”clashofopinionsinonlinedeliberation,byexaminingthemulti-layeredparticipationinactualonlinedebates.Theexamplesaredrawnfromthereaders’discussionsonOsamabinLaden’skillinginonlineversionsoftwoBritishnewspapers:TheGuardianandTheTelegraph.Asaresultoftheanalysis,adistinctionbetweensides,positions,andcasesinargumentativedeliberationisproposed.

Keywords:argumentation,deliberation,onlinediscussions,politicalargument,polylogue

Rhetoric and Communications Е-Journal, Issue 10, October 2013, http://rhetoric.bg/, ISSN 1314-4464

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