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Title Studies in Australian political rhetoric / edited by John Uhr and Ryan Walter.

Publication Info. Canberra ACT, Australia : Australian National University Press, 2014.


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Description 1 online resource
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents What's at stake in Australian political rhetoric? -- 1. 'I am sorry': prime ministerial apology as transformational leadership -- 2. Economic management, rhetorical tactics, and the cost of promises -- 3. Leaders and legitimacy: lessons from two labor leadership transitions -- 4. Unintended rhetoric: the 'little children are sacred' report -- 5. The gilded cate: rhetorical path dependency in Australian politics -- 6. Looking backwards to the future: the evolving tradition of ideal political rhetoric in Australia -- 7. Whistling the dog -- 8. Debating the speaker -- 9. 'The maximum of good citizenship': citizenship and nation building in Alfred Deakin's post-Federation speeches -- 10. The rise and fall of economic rationalism -- 11. Languages of neoliberal critique: the production of coercive government in the northern territory intervention -- Studying Australian political rhetoric.
Summary This edited collection includes eleven major case studies and one general review of rhetorical contest in Australian politics. The volume showcases the variety of methods available for studying political speech, including historical, theoretical, institutional, and linguistic analyses, and demonstrates the centrality of language use to democratic politics. The chapters reveal errors in rhetorical strategy, the multiple and unstable standards for public speech in Australia, and the links between rhetoric and action. The length of Australian political speech is traversed, from pre-Federation to the Gillard minority government (2010?13), and the topics similarly range from Alfred Deakin?s nation building to Kevin Rudd?s Apology to the Stolen Generations. This fresh collection is intended to stimulate and advance the study of political rhetoric in Australia.
Language English.
Subject Rhetoric -- Political aspects -- Australia -- History.
Communication in politics -- Australia -- History.
Politics and literature -- Australia.
Australia -- Politics and government.
Discourse analysis.
Communication in politics. (OCoLC)fst00870243
Politics and government (OCoLC)fst01919741
Politics and literature. (OCoLC)fst01069960
Rhetoric -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst01096959
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
Indexed Term australia.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Uhr, John, editor.
Walter, Ryan, editor.
ISBN 9781925021875 (electronic bk.)
1925021874 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.26530/OAPEN_502554 doi
AU@ 000052926219
AU@ 000053564313
AU@ 000060582182
GBVCP 1008661740

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