The Citizen in Electoral Discourse: A Preliminary Study

Paskarina, Caroline and Hermawati, Rina and Nuraeni, Nuraeni (2019) The Citizen in Electoral Discourse: A Preliminary Study. In: ISIP 2019, 26-27 June 2019, Central Java, Indonesia.

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This article questions how the ‘citizens’ are constructed through public issues debated in online conversations in the 2019 Indonesia Presidential Election. Online conversations, as marked by hashtag(s), is assumed as deliberation process to articulate public issues. Through this process, citizenship is representated. Data is crawled from secondary data using big data analysis from January until April 2019, during the presidential debates. The results show that hashtag is established for popular exposure, rather than signifying issue. During the presidential debates, politics of citizenship is trapped in polarization of candidate’s personality. Therefore, politics of citizenship as issues representation needs to be built on the basis of mapping social network formation of narratives on social media, so that it can more effectively construct ideas and the right momentum in generating hashtags as signifier of issues

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: citizenship; electoral debate discourse
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2021 06:28
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2021 06:28

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