Hiya! I'm Matías, a political scientist from Chile, dedicated to understand the intersection between social struggles, political competition and the Welfare State.
I'm also an overall urbanism nerd and a long time beginner Linux user.
Let's see how this works :)

@matias93 Hi! I'm in political theory and my diss revolves around neoliberal rhetoric!

@Cyborgneticz cool! Maybe you would be interested on a recently finalised project by Antoine Maillet on what he called 'varieties of neoliberalism'. It's mainly based on case study empirical research, but I guess it would benefit from some insight on how different ways to make neoliberal policies are matched by different discourses around it.

@matias93 That sounds rad. My work right now focuses on how American Presidential State of the Union speeches shape neoliberal rhetoric, and I look at how it has developed and changed, and what remains the same from Reagan to Trump. It has been super frustrating, but incredibly interesting to see what is stagnant and what shifts.
Always looking for more things to add to my bib!

@Cyborgneticz wow, Interesting! How are you looking at the discourses, comparing key ideas? I've been making some incursions onto computational keyness analysis methods, maybe that would be useful if you want to reduce the tedious part of the work...

@matias93 I'm not using R or any of that. I'm using NVivo, which makes maps of most used words, and will contextualise them as well as the words you search for specifically. So from what NVivo gives me, I'll be able to make a narrative type argument. I'm separating the presidents into groups, so it'll be separate analyses then collective. I'm real excited to start. Just need to do comps.

@matias93 nice to see other south americans in the fediverse :)

Welcome aboard!

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