Subjectivization of political figures and their discourses

A study of the peculiarities of subjectivation (mental processing) of political figures and their discourses in the context of polarization with the population.


Today's socio-political reality in Georgia and the meanings by which it is organized, as a kind of discourse consisting of more or less unchanged linguistic constructs, raises several questions for the researcher. First of all, it is interesting how "bi-polar", or radically opposed these discourses are to each other. Otherwise, it is interesting what common factors determine them; As destructive processes persist in Georgian politics in a recurring and continuous manner, the cause likely does not stem from singular or even several rational and declared reasons for confrontation and conflict. Instead, the underlying reason may be attributed to permanent variables behind the scenes, which continuously and repeatedly result in destructive processes and hateful conflicts between both political and social groups. Based on our initial hypothesis, these variables are expected to be unconscious in nature, ultimately manifesting as a "social symptom" on the political stage. This stage serves as a privileged arena for identifying and representing internal conflicts within society.


The second key observation pertains to the mechanisms employed by the described destructive, repetitive, and cyclical socio-political machine, through which they directly or indirectly affect different groups of the population in a more or less passive position. According to our hypothesis, these tools are primarily linguistic in nature and less related to actions, such as political decisions, etc., but related to discourses, speech as a political act. In this scenario, the significance lies not in the political figure's individual attributes such as their appearance, biography, or other charactersitsics but rather in the discourse they generate. The politician may either actively shape this discourse, positioning themselves as its subject, or passively articulate it, serving as a conduit or mouthpiece.