Presidents Creating the Presidency

Arguing that “the presidency” is not defined by the Constitution—which doesn’t use the term—but by what presidents say and how they say it, Deeds Done in Words has been the definitive book on presidential rhetoric for more than a ...

Author: Karlyn Kohrs Campbell

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226092218

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Arguing that “the presidency” is not defined by the Constitution—which doesn’t use the term—but by what presidents say and how they say it, Deeds Done in Words has been the definitive book on presidential rhetoric for more than a decade. In Presidents Creating the Presidency, Karlyn Kohrs Campbell and Kathleen Hall Jamieson expand and recast their classic work for the YouTube era, revealing how our media-saturated age has transformed the ever-evolving rhetorical strategies that presidents use to increase and sustain the executive branch’s powers. Identifying the primary genres of presidential oratory, Campbell and Jamieson add new analyses of signing statements and national eulogies to their explorations of inaugural addresses, veto messages, and war rhetoric, among other types. They explain that in some of these genres, such as farewell addresses intended to leave an individual legacy, the president acts alone; in others, such as State of the Union speeches that urge a legislative agenda, the executive solicits reaction from the other branches. Updating their coverage through the current administration, the authors contend that many of these rhetorical acts extend over time: George W. Bush’s post-September 11 statements, for example, culminated in a speech at the National Cathedral and became a touchstone for his subsequent address to Congress. For two centuries, presidential discourse has both succeeded brilliantly and failed miserably at satisfying the demands of audience, occasion, and institution—and in the process, it has increased and depleted political capital by enhancing presidential authority or ceding it to the other branches. Illuminating the reasons behind each outcome, Campbell and Jamieson draw an authoritative picture of how presidents have used rhetoric to shape the presidency—and how they continue to re-create it.

President s State of the Union Address

Illustrations. This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication.

Author: Colleen J. Shogan

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781437938463

Category:

Page: 13

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The State of the Union (SOTU) address is a communication between the Pres. and Congress in which the chief executive reports on the current conditions of the U.S. and provides policy proposals for the upcoming legislative year. Contents of this report: (1) Overview; (2) Historical Perspective; (3) Tradition and Ceremony; (4) Common Elements: The Sequence of Arguments; Recurring Themes: Past and the Future; Bipartisanship; (5) Policy Impact: Progression of Pres. Term: First Year Addresses; Midterm Addresses; Election Year Addresses; Second Term Addresses; Legislative Success and Policy Proposals; (6) Opposition Response; (7) Concluding Thoughts. Illustrations. This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication.

The Interplay of Influence

Focusing on the persuasive strategies of journalists, advertisers, and politicians, this text examines the power of the mass media to influence the perceptions and actions of the public.

Author: Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015053523802

Category: Social Science

Page: 362

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Focusing on the persuasive strategies of journalists, advertisers, and politicians, this text examines the power of the mass media to influence the perceptions and actions of the public. It also reveals how the public exerts its own influence on the mass media in turn. After an introductory chapter on the nature and use of the mass media, the authors examine in turn journalism and advertising, with separate chapters on definition, persuasive strategies, and interactive influence. In the final two chapters, they turn to the world of politics, noting how politicians use both news and advertising to get their points across to the public. This edition includes updated coverage throughout including the Internet's role in media, politics, and advertising.

Presidential Debates

In suggesting ways to make presidential debates even more effective, this thought-provoking volume makes an important contribution to America's political future.

Author: Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015014163177

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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Presidential debates have had mixed reviews. Advocates praise debates as a way of making issues more central to the campaign. Others criticize them as little more than joint press conferences. How important are these debates? Do they really test knowledge and vision? Do they sort good ideas from bad, or reveal important character traits and habits of mind? In short, do they provide voters with what they need to know to choose a president? To address these questions, the authors place contemporary debates in their cultural and historical context, tracing their origins and development in the American political tradition, from the eighteenth century to the present. Although the Kennedy-Nixon TV confrontations were an historical first, debate was an element of American electoral politics by 1788 and a staple of policy deliberation throughout the colonial period. Indeed, much of the confusion over the value of debates stems in part from the long tradition of political debating in America. Thus, to make the most productive use of debate in modern presidential politics, the authors argue, we must respond to the history of this tradition. The book concludes with recommendations to preserve the best elements of traditional debate while adapting to the requirements of the broadcast age. The reforms they advocate include: substantive debates between major party representatives between elections; alternative formats; use of visual aids in debates; follow-up press conferences; a focus on fewer issues and increased experimentation in the primaries. Presidential debates provide voters with a rare opportunity to evaluate political reasoning on complex issues. In suggesting ways to make presidential debates even more effective, this thought-provoking volume makes an important contribution to America's political future.

Presidential Debates

How important are presidential debates today?

Author: Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195066609

Category: Philosophy

Page: 276

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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 somethoughtful suggestions for improving their current effectiveness.

The Rhetoric of Heroic Expectations

The interdisciplinary scholars who have contributed to this volume focus their analysis upon three kinds of presidential burdens: institutional burdens (specific to the office of the presidency); contextual burdens (specific to the ...

Author: Justin S. Vaughn

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781623490423

Category: Political Science

Page: 266

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Campaign rhetoric helps candidates to get elected, but its effects last well beyond the counting of the ballots; this was perhaps never truer than in Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign. Did Obama create such high expectations that they actually hindered his ability to enact his agenda? Should we judge his performance by the scale of the expectations his rhetoric generated, or against some other standard? The Rhetoric of Heroic Expectations: Establishing the Obama Presidency grapples with these and other important questions. Barack Obama’s election seemed to many to fulfill Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of the “long arc of the moral universe . . . bending toward justice.” And after the terrorism, war, and economic downturn of the previous decade, candidate Obama’s rhetoric cast broad visions of a change in the direction of American life. In these and other ways, the election of 2008 presented an especially strong example of creating expectations that would shape the public’s views of the incoming administration. The public’s high expectations, in turn, become a part of any president’s burden upon assuming office. The interdisciplinary scholars who have contributed to this volume focus their analysis upon three kinds of presidential burdens: institutional burdens (specific to the office of the presidency); contextual burdens (specific to the historical moment within which the president assumes office); and personal burdens (specific to the individual who becomes president).

On Being Presidential

Praise for On Being Presidential "This is the best book I've ever read on being a college president."—Arthur Levine, president, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and president emeritus, Teachers College, Columbia University ...

Author: Susan R. Pierce

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118133200

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Praise for On Being Presidential "This is the best book I've ever read on being a collegepresident."—Arthur Levine, president, Woodrow Wilson NationalFellowship Foundation, and president emeritus, Teachers College,Columbia University "A must-read for anyone involved in higher education. SusanResneck Pierce's cautionary tales and commonsense approach tocollege management present, in a very entertaining way, the 'dos'and 'don'ts' of effective postsecondary academic leadership. Highlyrecommended... I am so enthusiastic that I plan to share OnBeing Presidential with two new universitypresidents!"—Barbara Young, vice-chair, Sweet Briar CollegeBoard of Directors, and two-time appointee to the University ofKentucky Board of Trustees "Susan Pierce provides an insightful guide to the successfulpresidency, lessons based not on theory but gleaned from meaningfulexperiences. Nearly every page contains pearls of wisdom both forcollege and university presidents and for those who aspire to leadcampuses."—Constantine W. Curris, president emeritus,American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Critiques of Contemporary Rhetoric

This book covers criticism of the persuasion that surrounds us in daily life; speeches at political conventions, editorials in newspapers, essays in magazines of opinion, debates in Congress, state legislatures, and political campaigns, and ...

Author: Karlyn Kohrs Campbell

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: PSU:000026689685

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 335

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This book covers criticism of the persuasion that surrounds us in daily life; speeches at political conventions, editorials in newspapers, essays in magazines of opinion, debates in Congress, state legislatures, and political campaigns, and all of the efforts by which protesters and reformers justify their views. The authors focus attention on responding intelligently to this rhetoric. They view rhetorical criticism not as a matter of being critical or of attacking rhetoric but rather, as the process of analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of persuasive uses of language.

The Rhetorical Act

This book will help your students become discerning speakers and critics who can assess situations, conceive rhetorical possibilities, examine and produce actual rhetorical messages, and compare their efforts and those of fellow students to ...

Author: Karlyn Kohrs Campbell

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 0534560970

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 322

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THE RHETORICAL ACT: THINKING, SPEAKING AND WRITING CRITICALLY, Third Edition teaches liberal arts students how to craft and critique rhetorical messages that influence. The text is a compelling invitation to students of Communication and Language Arts to become articulate rhetors and critics of their symbolic universe. Consistent with the first two editions, the third edition takes as its starting point a traditional humanistic approach to rhetoric. The book reaffirms the ancient Aristotelian and Ciceronian relationships between art and practice – that you cannot master rhetorical skills without an understanding of the theory on which such skills are based. THE RHETORICAL ACT, Third Edition departs from traditional textbooks in several ways. It treats rhetorical action as the joint effort of rhetor and audience, emphasizing the audience's active, collaborative role. Students will encounter critical models for recognizing the opportunities and constraints of rhetorical action. This book will help your students become discerning speakers and critics who can assess situations, conceive rhetorical possibilities, examine and produce actual rhetorical messages, and compare their efforts and those of fellow students to the discourse of journalists, politicians, advertisers and other public persuaders.

The Rhetoric of Heroic Expectations

The interdisciplinary scholars who have contributed to this volume focus their analysis upon three kinds of presidential burdens: institutional burdens (specific to the office of the presidency); contextual burdens (specific to the ...

Author: Justin S. Vaughn

Publisher:

ISBN: 146195827X

Category: Presidents

Page: 279

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Campaign rhetoric helps candidates to get elected, but its effects last well beyond the counting of the ballots; this was perhaps never truer than in Barack Obama's 2008 campaign. Did Obama create such high expectations that they actually hindered his ability to enact his agenda? Should we judge his performance by the scale of the expectations his rhetoric generated, or against some other standard? The Rhetoric of Heroic Expectations: Establishing the Obama Presidency grapples with these and other important questions. Barack Obama's election seemed to many to fulfill Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of the "long arc of the moral universe ... bending toward justice." And after the terrorism, war, and economic downturn of the previous decade, candidate Obama's rhetoric cast broad visions of a change in the direction of American life. In these and other ways, the election of 2008 presented an especially strong example of creating expectations that would shape the public's views of the incoming administration. The public's high expectations, in turn, become a part of any president's burden upon assuming office. The interdisciplinary scholars who have contributed to this volume focus their analysis upon three kinds of presidential burdens: institutional burdens (specific to the office of the presidency); contextual burdens (specific to the historical moment within which the president assumes office); and personal burdens (specific to the individual who becomes president).--Publisher description.

The Rhetorical Act Thinking Speaking and Writing Critically

The text combines thorough coverage of rhetorical criticism, media literacy, and strategic public speaking, providing a solid grounding in essential concepts while helping students hone their skills in each area.

Author: Karlyn Kohrs Campbell

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495091723

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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THE RHETORICAL ACT: THINKING, SPEAKING AND WRITING CRITICALLY, Fourth Edition, teaches liberal arts students how to craft and critique rhetorical messages that influence, inviting and enabling them to become articulate rhetors and critics of their symbolic universe. The new edition maintains a traditional humanistic approach to rhetoric, while extending the scope and relevance of the text. THE RHETORICAL ACT reaffirms the ancient Aristotelian and Ciceronian relationships between art and practice -- one cannot master rhetorical skills without an understanding of the theory on which such skills are based. The text combines thorough coverage of rhetorical criticism, media literacy, and strategic public speaking, providing a solid grounding in essential concepts while helping students hone their skills in each area. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Creation of the Presidency 1775 1789

This volume addresses the practical issue of liberty and constitutional government: namely, how to design an executive power that will be strong enough to keep order yet remain compatible with individual liberty.

Author: Charles Coleman Thach

Publisher: Amagi Books

ISBN: UOM:39015073880604

Category: History

Page: 179

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Fresh from a battle against monarchy, the American Founders were wary of a strong executive, but they were equally conscious that unchecked legislative power risked all the excesses of democracy. Creating an effective executive who did not dominate the legislative body posed a significant challenge. In THE CREATION OF THE PRESIDENCY, 1775-1789, Charles Thach's lucid analysis reveals how these conflicting concerns shaped the writing of the Constitution and the early clarification of executive powers. Thach sets the stage by analysing the political tendencies during the war and under the Articles of Confederation, showing that experience with rash state legislatures and an ineffectual national Congress contributed to the desire for a strong executive. He presents clearly the scattered deliberations on the executive during the Philadelphia Convention and gives due attention to the important decisions on presidential power made by the First Congress. Originally published in 1923, this book has influenced decades of scholars. In 2003 Raymond Tatalovich and Thomas Engeman referred to it as "the definitive statement of original intent" with respect to the establishment of the presidency. Herbert Storing, in his introduction to the 1969 edition, described it as "so useful and so sound as to be indispensable." Now available in this Liberty Fund edition, Thach's pioneering study can again benefit readers interested in the formation of the US Constitution and the creation of the presidency. This volume addresses the practical issue of liberty and constitutional government: namely, how to design an executive power that will be strong enough to keep order yet remain compatible with individual liberty.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom

On February 22, 1963, less than three months after the poll was released,
President Kennedy issued an Executive Order creating the Presidential Medal of
Freedom. He created it by renaming and redesigning a previous award—the
Medal of ...

Author: Glenn P. Hogan

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:35112202364875

Category: Presidential Medal of Freedom

Page: 248

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Communication and Language Analysis in the Public Sphere

President Bush discusses global climate change. Retrieved from http://georgewbush-whitehouse. ... Presidents creating the presidency: Deeds done in words.

Author: Hart, Roderick P.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466650046

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 580

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Although, language is certainly individualized, most people conform to linguistic norms because of their surroundings. Over time, particular words and phrases are popularized by the media, social trends, or world events; and with emergence of internet technologies, the communication between all types of people is much easier. Communication and Language Analysis in the Public Sphere explores the influence of the World Wide Web on the relationships between ordinary citizens and the ability to communicate with politicians, celebrities, and the media. As some words may gain popularity worldwide, and others may begin to define a specific discipline. This book is essential for linguistics researchers, scholars, and professionals interested in determining these patterns and how they affect groups and individuals.

Founding the American Presidency

Organized topically, the book focuses on those issues of executive power that most deeply concerned and often sharply divided the founders, including the electoral college and impeachment, the presidential term and reeligibility, the veto ...

Author: Richard J. Ellis

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847694992

Category: History

Page: 313

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At a time when the institution of the presidency seems in a state of almost permanant crisis, it is particularly important to understand what sort of an institution the framers of the Constitution thought they were creating. Founding the American Presidency offers a first-hand view of the minds of the founders by bringing together extensive selections from the constitutional convention in Philadelphia as well as representative selections from the subsequent debates over ratification. Pointed discussion questions provoke students to consider new perspectives on the presidency. Ideal for all courses on the presidency, the book is also important for all citizens who want to understand not only the past but the future of the American presidency. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Electing the President 2012

Kathleen Hall Jamieson brings together prominent members of the campaign staffs for Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, debriefing their strategies, poll data, and perceptions of the 2012 election cycle.

Author: Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812209273

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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Kathleen Hall Jamieson brings together prominent members of the campaign staffs for Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, debriefing their strategies, poll data, and perceptions of the 2012 election cycle.

Presidential Libraries Funding

My bill would make a modest and reasonable reform in the present system of preserving Presidential papers . I therefore respectfully urge that this portion ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Government Information, Justice, and Agriculture Subcommittee

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000013386702

Category: Government publications

Page: 173

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The Code of Agrarian Reforms

With Explanations and Presidential Decrees on Agrarian Reforms Philippines.
Page Presidential Decree No . 175 , Strengthening the ... 584 , Establishing a
Procedure for Acquisition by Small Farmers of Equity in Rural Banks . . . . . . 221 ...

Author: Philippines

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105043741326

Category: Land reform

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