Discourse Theory: Achievements, Arguments, and Challenges

  • Jacob Torfing


During the last decade there has been mounting interest in various kinds of discourse theory and discourse analysis within what we can broadly define as the social sciences. This is evidenced by the growing number of publications, workshops, conference panels, university courses, and dissertations that draw on the intellectual resources of discourse theory. Some countries and subdisciplines have been more susceptible than others to the influence of the new theories of discourse. In some places, discourse theory has almost become the dominant paradigm, while in other places it has remained marginal. However, very few areas of research have been able to withstand the impact of its new ideas.


Political Science Discourse Analysis Discourse Theory Critical Discourse Analysis Discursive Formation 
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  • Jacob Torfing
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  1. 1.Roskilde UniversityDenmark

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