Discursive Strategies Regarding Humanitarian Crises And Global Injustice: A Political Discourse Analysis Of The Speeches Delivered By Mathair Muhammad At UNGA 74th Session

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Ayra Tariq, Aqsa Kiran Safeer, Fariha Anjum


The study investigates socio-political ideologies in the speech delivered by Mahathir Muhammad at UNGA’s 74th session employing Socio-Cognitive Model proposed by ven Dijk (2005). The study finds the answer to how political speaker persuade the masses by employing persuasive techniques. The study is qualitative and the data of the study were collected through purposive sampling technique under the interpretive paradigm. Moreover, the data were analyzed through the thematic analysis model employing Socio-Cognitive Model proposed by ven Dijk (2005). The findings of the study prescribe that the political leader highlighted various issues utilizing political persuasion. He highlights issues related to the humanitarian crisis and global injustice. The study suggests that the political leader might have utilized persuasive strategies at international political events. However, he did not highlight the possibilities/chances that could cause negative criticism for his worth (represent Us and Them). The said leader seemed successful in promoting their ideologies following the context of modern democracy.

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