The Strategy of Rhetoric: Campaigning for the American Constitution / Edition 1

The Strategy of Rhetoric: Campaigning for the American Constitution / Edition 1

by William H. Riker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300061692

ISBN-13: 9780300061697

Pub. Date: 10/30/1996

Publisher: Yale University Press

This book, the last work of an eminent political scientist, is an innovative study of political persuasion during the 1787-88 campaign to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Employing historical and rational choice analysis to examine the rhetoric and strategic maneuvers the victorious Federalists used, William H. Riker develops new tools and approaches to advance the

Overview

This book, the last work of an eminent political scientist, is an innovative study of political persuasion during the 1787-88 campaign to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Employing historical and rational choice analysis to examine the rhetoric and strategic maneuvers the victorious Federalists used, William H. Riker develops new tools and approaches to advance the science of political campaigns.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300061697
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/30/1996
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
vii(1)
List of Tables
viii(3)
Editors' Preface xi(2)
List of Abbreviations xiii(1)
Chronology xiv
I INTRODUCTION 3(12)
1 The Core of Campaigning: Rhetoric and Heresthetic
3(12)
II THE RHETORIC OF THE RATIFICATION CAMPAIGNS 15(84)
2 Shaping the Alternatives: The Proposed Constitution of 1787
15(8)
3 Data and Methods for the Study of Campaigns
23(9)
4 Campaign Themes
32(17)
5 The Utility of Negative Themes
49(26)
6 Rhetorical Interaction in the Campaigns
75(24)
III GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF RHETORICAL INTERACTION 99(30)
7 Toward a Theory of Rhetoric in Campaigns
99(11)
8 Evidence about Dominance and Dispersion
110(19)
IV THE HERESTHETIC OF THE RATIFICATION CAMPAIGNS 129(124)
9 The Agenda for Ratification
129(10)
10 Nationalist Domination in the Congresses of the 1780s
139(8)
11 Nationalist Domination of the Selection of Delegates to the Philadelphia Convention
147(16)
12 The Nationalist Strategy for Ratification
163(20)
13 Massachusetts: The Federalist Coalition Expands
183(26)
14 The Federalists Regain Momentum
209(11)
15 Virginia and the Failure of Antifederalism
220(9)
16 New York: Federalists Outflank Antifederalists
229(12)
17 Forging the Final Constitution
241(12)
V CONCLUSIONS 253(12)
18 Rhetoric and Heresthetic
253(12)
Appendix: Rhetorical Themes, 1787-88 265(10)
Index 275

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