Post-Dependence Discourse in the Language of Politicians of Prawo I Sprawiedliwość and Platforma Obywatelska

  • 1 Kamil Olechowski, Department of Media, Journalism and Social Communication, University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow (Poland)


The aim of this thesis was to analyze the speeches of politicians of the two largest Polish parties: Prawo i Sprawiedliwość and Platforma Obywatelska, using post-dependence theory. The work describes postcolonial and post-dependence theories, presents socially political divisions – in the categories of right wing and left wing politics – and describes the methodological issues of critical discourse analysis. The subject of analysis in the research part of the thesis were politics’ speeches on the following topics: the “Rodzina 500+” programme, terrorist attacks, the dispute with the Constitutional Court in Poland, Brexit and the Smolensk catastrophe. The goal of the analysis was to find the post-dependence discourse features.

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