Reconciling Free Trade, Fair Trade, And Interdependence

Reconciling Free Trade, Fair Trade, And Interdependence

by Delia B. Conti
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275961095

ISBN-13: 9780275961091

Pub. Date: 03/30/1998

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Conti examines presidential rhetoric on trade, providing a detailed analysis of presidential trade arguments and strategies throughout American history. She then concentrates on the rhetoric of contemporary presidents, who have had to contend with both the burgeoning trade deficit and the displacement of military competitiveness with post-cold war economic

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Conti examines presidential rhetoric on trade, providing a detailed analysis of presidential trade arguments and strategies throughout American history. She then concentrates on the rhetoric of contemporary presidents, who have had to contend with both the burgeoning trade deficit and the displacement of military competitiveness with post-cold war economic competitiveness. Despite vast disparities in governing philosophies and strategies, Presidents Reagan, Bush, and Clinton all preached the virtues of free trade while continuing a policy of select protectionist actions.

As Conti suggests, the arcane details of trade policy, the continuing pervasiveness of nontariff barriers, and the impending negotiation of international trade agreements combine to make presidential leadership on economic issues critical. How effective that leadership can be is, in large part, dependent upon the effectiveness of presidential rhetoric. Students, scholars, and researchers in the field of speech communication and rhetoric, political communication, public affairs, and the presidency will find this a stimulating survey.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275961091
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/30/1998
Series:
Praeger Studies in Political Communication Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1490L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword by Robert E. Denton, Jr.

Preface

Introduction

Presidential Rhetoric on Trade: A Historical Overview

Trade in the Era of the Cold War: Maintaining and Building Political Alliances

President Reagan's Trade Rhetoric: Maintaining Consistency Despite Increasing Interdependence and a Growing Trade Deficit

President Bush Embraces a New World Order: Foreign Cooperation and Domestic Confrontation

President Clinton Engages Trade: Economics to the Forefront

Conclusion: The Rhetoric of Intermestic Issues

Selected Bibliography

Index

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