How Does a Single Professional Issue Become Social Movement Discourse? Case of Lawyersâ€™ Movement in Pakistan
AbstractThis paper explores the modification of a discourse in the context of emergence of social movement from a single issue professional campaign through a framework of Habermasian communicative action theory. The paper analyses the communicative acts in the movement discourse through argumentation, modification of legal discourse into social discourse, and structural aspects of lawyersâ€˜ organisation. The single professional issue was the deposition of Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan on March 9, 2007 by the then President/General. The lawyers started a movement for restoration of Chief Justice and with due coverage from the newly founded private electronic media in Pakistan it attempted to became a populist movement linking to wider reform of Pakistani society. The research also explores why the movement was not sustained as a mass social movement.
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social movement; professional; communicative; Chief Justice; President; private electronic media; mass social movement;
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