Do They Walk Like They Talk?

15, Studies in Public Choice
Speech and Action in Policy Processes
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George Bush's 1988 campaign pledge, "Read my lips: no new taxes", has become a mantra for those who distrust politicians and bureaucrats. This book addresses the timely issue of speech in policy processes from a political-economy perspective.
Addresses the timely but much neglected issue of speech in policy processes from a political-economy perspective
Dissonance in Policy Processes: An Introduction.- Disciplinary Perspectives.- The Power of Words: A Philosophical Perspective.- Information Shrouding and the Governmental Supply of Goods and Services: An Economic Perspective.- Party Rhetoric and Practice: A Normative Perspective from Political Science.- Measuring How Political Parties Keep Their Promises: A Positive Perspective from Political Science.- Empirical Studies.- Measuring US Presidents' Political Commitment for Fiscal Discipline Between 1920 and 2008.- Would You Trust an Italian Politician? Evidence from Italian Regional Politics.- General Policy Speech of Prime Ministers and Fiscal Choices in France: "Preach Water and Drink Wine!".- Do Governments Manipulate Their Revenue Forecasts? Budget Speech and Budget Outcomes in the Canadian Provinces.- Dissonance in Fiscal Policy: A Power Approach.- Speeches and Legislative Extremism in the U.S. Senate.- Do Parties Matter? A Qualitative Answer with Numbers.- Talking Like a Tax Collector or a Social Guardian? The Use of Administrative Discourse by U.S. State Lottery Agencies.- The Early European "FederalismFederalism ": Ambiguities of Talks About How to Walk Toward a Political UnionPolitical Union .- A Semiotic Network Comparison of Technocratic and Populist Discourses in Turkey.- Conclusion.- Do They Walk Like They Talk? A Conclusion.
George Bush's 1988 campaign pledge, "Read my lips: no new taxes," has become a mantra for those who distrust politicians and bureaucrats. The gulf between what political leaders say and do seems to be widening, and in democratic societies around the world, contributing to an atmosphere of cynicism and apathy among the citizenry. Understanding the characteristics and functions of speech in policy processes is a requirement for trying to overcome this problem; indeed, politicians and bureaucrats spend a good proportion of their time and resources discoursing, i.e., writing, speaking, and publishing. However, there has been scant analysis of political discourse; the aim of this book is to fill this analytical gap, by exploring political speech from a variety of perspectives, including normative, epistemological, and empirical. Incorporating insights from economics, political science, philosophy, and law, and evidence from the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Turkey, and the EU, the book addresses a wide variety of timely issues, including:.

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Autor: Louis M. Imbeau
ISBN-13 :: 9780387896717
ISBN: 0387896716
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.07.2009
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Gewicht: 621g
Seiten: 306
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 241x165x30 mm, 65 Abbildungen, 40 Tabellen
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