Presidential Debates: The Challenge of Creating an Informed Electorate / Edition 1

Presidential Debates: The Challenge of Creating an Informed Electorate / Edition 1

by Kathleen H. Jamieson
     
 

ISBN-10: 019506660X

ISBN-13: 9780195066609

Pub. Date: 08/28/1990

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Do Presidential Debates really make issues more central to the campaign, or are they merely joint press conferences in which pre-packaged slogans hold sway? This work places contemporary debates in their historical context, tracing their development in the American political tradition from the eighteenth century to the present. The authors conclude with thoughtful…  See more details below

Overview

Do Presidential Debates really make issues more central to the campaign, or are they merely joint press conferences in which pre-packaged slogans hold sway? This work places contemporary debates in their historical context, tracing their development in the American political tradition from the eighteenth century to the present. The authors conclude with thoughtful recommendations designed to preserve the best elements of traditional debate while adapting to the requirements of the broadcast age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195066609
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/1990
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction3
1Characteristics of Prebroadcast Debates in America17
2The Contributions of American Debate, 1770-192039
3The Limitations of American Debate, 1770-192064
4The Impact of Broadcasting on Debates84
5The Power of Broadcast Debates120
6The Problems of Broadcast Debates162
7The Promise of Debates194
Appendix 1Presidential Debates, 1948-1984223
Appendix 2The Law and Presidential Debates229
Notes231
References241
Index259

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