Venomous Speech (BOK)

Clarke Rountree

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This book contains essays by some of the best scholars of political communication that examine modern-day American political discourse. The contributors address what is problematic in our political discourse and what has resulted in unprecedented levels of gridlock, discord, and hostility, covering everything from the incivility of Congress to the spectacle of celebrity politicians...the arrogance of Republican and Democratic presidents to the difficulties of grassroots groups hoping to change the status quo...and the partisan shaping of news coverage to the growing influence of political comedians. This work provides a frank, hard-nosed look at what needs fixing, offers a critical lens from knowledgeable writers to help those frustrated with our political system to better understand why our discourse is so troubled, and lays out suggestions for reclaiming the commonwealth. Anyone interested in politics, government, or communication will benefit from learning how recent developments have created a "perfect storm" that is troubling the waters of our democracy.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Clarke Rountree
ISBN 9780313398667
Antall sider 459 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,5cm x 4,3cm
Vekt 1148 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Clarke Rountree Emner og form Political leaders & leadership, Political parties, Political ideologies