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IAAP Invited Symposium

Peace and War discourses in a society

[Speaker] Barreto, Idaly:1
1:Universidad Católica de Colombia (Colombia)

The discourses of political leaders, armed actors, opinion leaders and the media determine the dynamics of societies, especially if these are experiencing armed confrontation. We present a series of studies on how these four types of actors have implemented their discourses as a means to legitimize their actions and de-legitimise actions carried out by adversaries, along with an analysis of resources that have been used to put these strategies in place (dehumanization, proscription, labelling, feature comparison and asymmetry of suffering).We also show how discoursive strategies end up playing a significant role in escalation of war and violence.
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