The language of neofeudal corporatism and the war on Iraq

Graham, Philip W. & Luke, Allan (2005) The language of neofeudal corporatism and the war on Iraq. Journal of Language and Politics, 4(1), pp. 11-39.

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In this paper we argue that the term “capitalism” is no longer useful for understanding the current system of political economic relations in which we live. Rather, we argue that the system can be more usefully characterised as neofeudal corporatism. Using examples drawn from a 300,000 word corpus of public utterances by three political leaders from the “coalition of the willing”— George W. Bush, Tony Blair, and John Howard—we show some defining characteristics of this relatively new system and how they are manifest in political language about the invasion of Iraq.

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ID Code: 29867
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: corporatism, capitalism
ISSN: 1569-2159
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LINGUISTICS (200400)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Deposited On: 21 Jan 2010 01:52
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:23

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