Eloquence In An Electronic Age

Author: Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199879109
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In a book that blends anecdote with analysis, Kathleen Hall Jamieson--author of the award-winning Packaging the Presidency--offers a perceptive and often disturbing account of the transformation of political speechmaking. Jamieson addresses such fundamental issues about public speaking as what talents and techniques differentiate eloquent speakers from non-eloquent speakers. She also analyzes the speeches of modern presidents from Truman to Reagan and of political players from Daniel Webster to Mario Cuomo. Ranging from the classical orations of Cicero to Kennedy's "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech, this lively, well-documented volume contains a wealth of insight into public speaking, contemporary characteristics of eloquence, and the future of political discourse in America.

Labour Orators From Bevan To Miliband

Author: Andrew S. Crines
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0719097959
Size: 40.63 MB
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How do leading Labour figures strive to communicate with and influence the electorate? Why have some proven more successful than others in advancing their ideological arguments? How do orators seek to connect with different audiences in different settings such as parliament, party conference and through the media? This thoroughly researched and highly readable collection comprehensively evaluates these questions as well as providing an extensive interrogation of the political and intellectual significance of oratory and rhetoric in the post-war Labour Party. By drawing analytical inspiration from Aristotelian oratorical and rhetorical techniques the contributors each shine new and insightful light upon Labour's evolution. In particular, the collection evaluates Aneurin Bevan, Hugh Gaitskell, Harold Wilson, Barbara Castle, James Callaghan, Michael Foot, Tony Benn, Neil Kinnock, John Smith, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, and Ed Miliband. Each chapter explores how its subject attempted to use oratory to advance their agenda within the party and beyond. Their oratorical success and impact is evaluated through an examination of their performance in three major arena of engagement, which each offered their own particular challenges. These are the conference chamber, the House of Commons, and public engagement through open meetings and/or the media. Students of British politics and political history, communication studies, and parties and ideologies will find this volume essential reading. It will also be of particular value to those seeking to advance their appreciation of Labour studies, with particular emphasis upon how successful orators emerged and influenced the success of the party.

Reagan And Public Discourse In America

Author: Michael Weiler
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817354077
Size: 67.17 MB
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Contributors: J. Jeffery Auer, Jeff D. Bass, Jane Blankenship, Robert J. Branham, DeLysa Burnier, Robin Carter, David Descutner, G. Thomas Goodnight, James Jasinski, Deborah K. Johnson, Janette Kenner Muir, Catherine Helen Palczewski, W. Barnett Pearce, Michael Weiler, Marilyn J. Young

The Wiley Blackwell Companion To Political Sociology

Author: Edwin Amenta
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444355074
Size: 33.38 MB
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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology is a complete reference guide, reflecting the scope and quality of the discipline, and highlighting emerging topics in the field. Global in focus, offering up-to-date topics from an interdisciplinary, international set of scholars addressing key issues concerning globalization, social movements, and citizenship The majority of chapters are new, including those on environmental politics, international terrorism, security, corruption, and human rights Revises and updates all previously published chapters to include new themes and topics in political sociology Provides an overview of scholarship in the field, with chapters working independently and collectively to examine the full range of contributions to political sociology Offers a challenging yet accessible and complete reference guide for students and scholars

Crafting Equality

Author: Celeste Michelle Condit
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226114651
Size: 17.16 MB
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Drawing on speeches, newspapers, magazines, and other public discourse, Condit and Lucaites survey the shifting meaning of equality from 1760 to the present as a process of interaction and negotiation among different social groups in American politics and culture.


Author: Michael Round
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317733819
Size: 36.65 MB
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The British Presidency

Author: Michael Foley
Size: 62.44 MB
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Foley (international politics, U. of Wales-Aberystwyth) finds British Prime Minister Blair's personal power to be best explained by comparison with the US presidency. Among the parallels he finds are an emphasis on individual leadership and communications, personal similarities between Blair and Bill Clinton, campaigning and governing styles, and interpreting events and developments. On the other hand, he points out, the similarities are merely formal and structural, and are often more or less direct criticism of Blair and the New Labour Party. Distributed in the US by St. Martin's Press. c. Book News Inc.