Presidential Debates: The Challenge of Creating an Informed Electorate

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byKathleen Hall Jamieson, David S. Birdsell

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How important are presidential debates today? To answer this question, the authors place modern debates in their cultural and historical context, tracing their origins and development in the American political tradition, from the eighteenth century to the present, and concluding with somethoughtful suggestions for improving their current effectiveness.

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How important are presidential debates today? To answer this question, the authors place modern debates in their cultural and historical context, tracing their origins and development in the American political tradition, from the eighteenth century to the present, and concluding with somethoughtful suggestions for improving their curr...

Kathleen Hall Jamieson is Dean of the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. She has written two other books on political discourse--Packaging the Presidency and Eloquence in an Electronic Age--and has served on the 20th-Century Fund's Taskforce on Presidential Debates. David S. Birdsell is Assistant Prof...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:276 pages, 7.99 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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"Jamieson and Birdsell are unique in their historical approach to the practice of debate. Their defense of its contributions toward 'creating an informed electorate' is interesting, informative, and well documented."--Perspective