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Conversations of Democracy: Linking Citizens to American Government
     

Conversations of Democracy: Linking Citizens to American Government

by Stephen E. Frantzich
 

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ISBN-10: 1594517541

ISBN-13: 9781594517549

Pub. Date: 03/28/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Whatever happened to the art of political conversation? Amid the flurry of e-mail, text messaging, tweeting, and other modes of communication available to us today, have we lost more than we've gained? A pro when it comes to both politics and communication, Steve Frantzich reintroduces readers to the elements of effective verbal exchange on topics of crucial

Overview

Whatever happened to the art of political conversation? Amid the flurry of e-mail, text messaging, tweeting, and other modes of communication available to us today, have we lost more than we've gained? A pro when it comes to both politics and communication, Steve Frantzich reintroduces readers to the elements of effective verbal exchange on topics of crucial importance.

Features of this Book

Includes stimulating "conversation starters" and entertaining anecdotes.

Covers social networking and other forms of new media.

Illustrated with photos, cartoons, tables, and graphs to show how words may be amplified by images.

Gets us beyond the shouting match and into enhancing the discourse of democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594517549
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/2011
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Politics and Democracy as Conversation 1

Chapter 2 Characteristics of a Good Conversation 13

Chapter 3 Conversational Strategies 25

Chapter 4 The Value of Conversation in a Democracy 53

Chapter 5 The Informational Requirements of a Good Conversation 66

Chapter 6 The Social Setting of Contemporary Conversation 103

Chapter 7 The Language of Political Conversation 130

Chapter 8 The New Technology of Conversation 147

Chapter 9 Institutionalized Conversation 170

Chapter 10 Beyond Talking 198

Notes 205

Index 223

About the Author 234

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