The Non-Compliance with the Principle of Cooperation and the Political Implication: A Pragmatic Review

  •  Mangatur Sinaga    


This study aimed to examine the form of the non-compliance with the principle of cooperation, factors causing the non-compliance, and the political implicature of the discourse in the dialogue of Corruption-Free and Court-Dismissed. The topic Corruption-Free, Court-Dismissed was one of the titles included for the dialogue in the TV One program “Indonesia Lawyers Club”, which was aired in November 2012. The research sample consisted of the participants’ of the TV One dialogue which was recorded in form of VCD. Accordingly, the sample was randomly selected from the discussion session among the dialogue participants who did not comply with the principle of cooperation. The qualitative research design was employed using the pragmatic approach. The findings of the study showed that the non-compliance with the principle of cooperation of the topic Corruption-Free, Court-Dismissed occurred in four fundamental aspects encompassing (1) quantity, (2) quality, (3) relevance, and (4) manner. The intensity of the non-compliance took place in the aspect of quantity and quality. The factor causing the non-compliance was the negligence or reluctance to have cooperation and respect. The research findings imply that there is a need to guard against the non-compliance with principles in the conferences which involves the media that is viewed by the public. In addition, the control measures should be taken especially by the television broadcast rights institutionalization party of the state.

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