Power-discourse Relationship in a Croatian Higher Education Setting

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Croatian higher education system's public space is researched through a critical analysis of a Croatian faculty's discourse. Representing a typical faculty social situation, two council meetings recorded in minutesare critiqued. Both meetings' minutes provide evidence of discourse strategies of deception used by faculty power holders to create an illusion of consent. We attribute the success of the deception to council members' ideas about the Faculty's groups/individuals, relations and issues related to the Faculty's hierarchy, their rank within that hierarchy, and their position within the Faculty's social network. To support our argument, we explore how the Faculty power holders' discourse is built on a power/ideology/language formation. We conclude that, failing to critique the faculty's discourse, council members neglected their historical task of paving the way to democracy.

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Fox, R., & Fox, J. (2002). Power-discourse Relationship in a Croatian Higher Education Setting. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 10, 5. https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v10n5.2002
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Renata Fox, University of Rijeka, Croatia

Renata Fox (PhD, University of Zagreb, Croatia) is an assistant professor at the Faculty for Tourism and Hospitality Management. Her classroom teaching includes graduate courses in English for Management, German for Management and a postgraduate course in Business Communication. Dr. Fox has lead a project Hotel & Tourism Management Education Development. Her research interests lie in the area of communication, critical discourse analysis and cultural studies. She is the author of the book Business Communication, and has published in English for Specific Purposes, The International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management and Revue de tourisme.

John Fox, University of Rijeka, Croatia

John Fox (PhD, University of Zagreb, Croatia) is a senior lecturer at the Faculty for Tourism and Hospitality Management, Opatija, Croatia. He has taught English in a number of countries in transition, and has participated on professional courses for the tourist industry. Dr. Fox is co-author of two books: What an Entrepreneur Should Know and Animation in Tourism. He has conducted research in communication and behaviour in the hospitality industry. His findings have been published in The International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Revue de tourisme and in proceedings of international conferences.