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Dirty Politics Deception, Distraction, and Democracy

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ISBN-10: 0195085531

ISBN-13: 9780195085532

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Kathleen Hall Jamieson

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Americans in recent years have become thoroughly disenchanted with our political campaigns, especially with campaign advertising and speeches. Each year, as November approaches, we are bombarded with visceral appeals that bypass substance, that drape candidates in the American flag but tell us nothing about what they'll do if elected, that flood us with images of PT-109 or Willie Horton, while significant issues--such as Kennedy's Addison's Disease or the looming S&L catastrophe--are left unexamined. And the press--the supposed safeguard of democracy--focuses on campaign strategy over campaign substance, leaving us to decide where the truth lies. In Dirty Politics, campaign analyst Kathleen…    
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/28/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Introduction
Attack Campaigning
The Role of Drama and Data in Political Decisions
Tactics of Attack
Patriotism and Prejudice: Visceral Responses and Stereotypes That Foil Argument
Countering Attacks: Pitting the Propositional Against the Primal
Ads and the News
Power of Ads to Shape News
Adbites, Ad Stories, and Newsads
News Coverage of the Campaign
The News Media as Sounding Board
Solutions or Strategy?
Accountability, Engagement, and Democracy
Argument, Engagement, and Accountability in Political Discourse
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: 1960-1988 and Beyond
Appendix I
Appendix II
Notes
Bibliography
Index