Reference : Talking War: Representation, Veterans and Ideology in Post-War Parliamentary Debates
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Law, criminology & political science : Political science, public administration & international relations
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/44667
Talking War: Representation, Veterans and Ideology in Post-War Parliamentary Debates
English
Mochtak, Michal mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Social Sciences (DSOC) >]
Glaurdic, Josip mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Social Sciences (DSOC) >]
Lesschaeve, Christophe mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Social Sciences (DSOC) >]
10-Nov-2020
Government and Opposition
Cambridge University Press
Online
1-23
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
0017-257X
1477-7053
London
United Kingdom
[en] war ; veterans ; representation ; sentiment ; speeches ; Croatia
[en] How do politicians in post-war societies talk about the past war? How do they discursively represent vulnerable social groups created by the conflict? Does the nature of this
representation depend on the politicians’ ideology or their record of combat service?
We answer these questions by pairing natural language processing tools and a large corpus
of parliamentary debates with an extensive data set of biographical information including
detailed records of war service for all members of parliament during two recent terms in
Croatia. We demonstrate not only that veteran politicians talk about war differently from
their non-veteran counterparts, but also that the sentiment of war-related political
discourse is highly dependent on the speaker’s exposure to combat and ideological
orientation. These results improve our understanding of the representational role
played by combat veterans, as well as of the link between descriptive and substantive
representation of vulnerable groups in post-war societies.
ERC
ELWar
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students ; General public
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/44667
10.1017/gov.2020.25
H2020 ; 714589 - ELWar - Electoral Legacies of War: Political Competition in Postwar Southeast Europe

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