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How important are presidential debates today? To answer this question, the authors place modern debates in their cultural and historical context, tracing their origins and development in the American political tradition, from the eighteenth century to the present, and concluding with suggestions for improving their current effectiveness.
About the Author:
Kathleen Hall Jamieson is Dean of the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. She has written two other books on political discourse--Packaging the Presidency and Eloquence in an Electronic Age--and has served on the 20th-Century Fund's Taskforce on Presidential Debates. David S. Birdsell is Assistant Professor at Baruch College and consultant to the Congressional Management Foundation.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780195066609
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publisher Imprint: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 17 mm
  • Width: 141 mm
  • ISBN-10: 019506660X
  • Publisher Date: 16 Aug 1990
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 217 mm
  • No of Pages: 276
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 350 gr


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