نوع مقاله : علمی - پژوهشی
1 استادیار گروه علوم و اندیشه سیاسی دانشکده علوم اقتصادی و سیاسی دانشگاه شهید بهشتی
2 دانشجوی دکتری علوم سیاسی دانشگاه شهید بهشتی
عنوان مقاله [English]
Foregrounding and exclusion are of effective processes in discourse debates in elections. In fact, one of the characteristics of a victorious discourse is that it has the ability to foreground its strong points and its opponent's weak points and to exclude its opponent's strong points and its own weak points. Having regard to the Laclau discourse analysis and case study of 2017 election, the present research seeks to find an answer to the question "what were the victorious discourse strategies in foregrounding and exclusion?" Findings of the research which focus on Rouhani's election speeches, campaign documentaries, and elections debates are based on this proposition that he used otherness against former administration and spread its negative impacts on conservative candidates. He also sought to foregrounf his own strong points and his opponent's weak points with the use of mythical characteristic of his discourse. Also, with respect to the empty signifier and credibility, he used agenda setting of opponent's weak points and exclusion of its strong points. Consequently, in order to neutralize opponent's propaganda, Rouhani used security signifier in his discourse.