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Title:Selective Speaking: The New Form of "Going Public
Author(s):Roberts, Brian
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Brian Gaines
Department / Program:Political Science
Discipline:Political Science
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Speech Communication
Abstract:Using what is arguably the most pointed and extensive treatment of the audience of minor addresses to date and an illustrative case study, I document a clear increase in the number of speeches by presidents to what I classify as more selective rather than public audiences. In addition to descriptive accounts of this paradigmatic shift in presidential speechmaking, negative binomial regression and multinomial logit models identify leading conditions that influence both the frequency and choice of speeches to various audience types, particularly selective audiences. The study concludes with a discussion of the normative implications of the empirical evidence.
Issue Date:2010
Description:259 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3455785
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2010

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