President Jokowi's Lip Service: Politicization of Discourse on Democracy and Anti-Corruption


  • Putri Arthadea Khansa Universitas Brawijaya, Malang
  • Esti Junining Universitas Brawijaya, Malang
  • Oni Dwi Arianto Unit Pendidikan Kebangsaan dan Karakter (UPKK) Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya
  • Agus Wahyudi Universitas NU Surabaya , Surabaya
  • Andik Yuliyanto Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Surabaya
  • Ervan Kus Indarto Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya
  • Rima Firdaus Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya



lips service, political discourse analysis, discourse politicization, texts, contexts


Communication requires attention to honesty and trust. Communicators must have credibility that can be trusted. The speech will be rewarded if it matches the action. The discrepancy between speech and implementation action will only make a speech as lip service. This research aims to identify lip service from President Jokowi and reveal its context. This intertwined reading of the text and context will provide a comprehensive understanding of President Jokowi's lip service communication as well as an understanding of why this lip service communication occurred. This research uses the Political Discourse Analysis (PDA) method. PDA method analyzes Jokowi's lip service texts and contexts: the permissibility of demonstrations, KPK law revision, call for more criticism, and TWK for KPK employees. It has been observed that President Jokowi engages in lip service communication when the topic of discussion revolves around two key discourses: fundamental democratic values and anti-corruption measures. The research findings suggest that such communication is employed to politicize these discourses and maintain President Jokowi's image as a democratic and anti-corruption leader


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How to Cite

Khansa, P. A. ., Junining, E., Arianto, O. D., Wahyudi, A., Yuliyanto, A., Indarto, E. K., & Firdaus, R. (2023). President Jokowi’s Lip Service: Politicization of Discourse on Democracy and Anti-Corruption. The Journal of Society and Media, 7(2), 341–369.
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