Democracy and Rhetoric

Democracy and Rhetoric

It is from this transactional perspective that a truly democratic rhetoric of science
returns to its authentically Sophistical roots. In Dewey's narrative, Sophists like
Protagoras were less interested in metaphysical doctrines and more interested in
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Author: Nathan Crick

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781611172355

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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In Democracy and Rhetoric, Nathan Crick articulates from John Dewey's body of work a philosophy of rhetoric that reveals the necessity for bringing forth a democratic life infused with the spirit of ethics, a method of inquiry, and a sense of beauty. Crick relies on rhetorical theory as well interdisciplinary insights from philosophy, history, sociology, aesthetics, and political science as he demonstrates that significant engagement with issues of rhetoric and communication are central to Dewey's political philosophy. In his rhetorical reading of Dewey, Crick examines the sophistical underpinnings of Dewey's philosophy and finds it much informed by notions of radical individuality, aesthetic experience, creative intelligence, and persuasive advocacy as essential to the formation of communities of judgment. Crick illustrates that for Dewey rhetoric is an art situated within a complex and challenging social and natural environment, wielding influence and authority for those well versed in its methods and capable of experimenting with its practice. From this standpoint the unique and necessary function of rhetoric in a democracy is to advance minority views in such a way that they might have the opportunity to transform overarching public opinion through persuasion in an egalitarian public arena. The truest power of rhetoric in a democracy then is the liberty for one to influence the many through free, full, and fluid communication. Ultimately Crick argues that Dewey's sophistical rhetorical values and techniques form a naturalistic "ontology of becoming" in which discourse is valued for its capacity to guide a self, a public, and a world in flux toward some improved incarnation. Appreciation of this ontology of becoming—of democracy as a communication-driven work in progress—gives greater social breadth and historical scope to Dewey's philosophy while solidifying his lasting contributions to rhetoric in an active and democratic public sphere.
Categories: Philosophy

Democracy Rights and Rhetoric in Southeast Asia

Democracy  Rights and Rhetoric in Southeast Asia

So, democracy is not a goal' (quoted in Erviani 2015). This is at odds with the
aspirational nature of democracy as a principle and a purpose in ASEAN rhetoric.
The political situations in ASEAN member states remind us that the meaning of ...

Author: Avery Poole

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030155223

Category: Political Science

Page: 83

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Southeast Asia is a vast, populous and diverse region. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) promotes democracy and human rights as central to regional order and cooperation, but most members are not democratic and have poor or questionable human rights records. This book explores why Southeast Asian countries have collectively adopted the rhetoric of democracy and human rights, and argues that they are motivated by their concerns about external regional legitimacy. It analyses ASEAN’s references to democracy and the reality of backsliding in several countries; examines the adoption of human rights rhetoric; and considers the implications for how we understand regional cooperation. The book is relevant for students and analysts who are interested in regionalism in Southeast Asia and elsewhere – particularly given growing global concerns about liberal democracy and the gaps between rhetoric and political realities.
Categories: Political Science

Taming Democracy

Taming Democracy

Harvey Yunis offers new insights into the ideas of the three thinkers: Thucydides' bipolar model of Periclean versus demagogic rhetoric; Plato's engagement with political rhetoric in the Gorgias, the Phaedrus, and the Laws; and Demosthenes' ...

Author: Harvey Yunis

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801483581

Category: History

Page: 316

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Harvey Yunis offers new insights into the ideas of the three thinkers: Thucydides' bipolar model of Periclean versus demagogic rhetoric; Plato's engagement with political rhetoric in the Gorgias, the Phaedrus, and the Laws; and Demosthenes' attempt both to instruct and to persuade his political audience. Yunis illuminates both the concrete historical problem of political deliberation in Athens and the intellectual and literary responses that the problem evoked.
Categories: History

The Prettier Doll

The Prettier Doll

For the authors of these essays, the exchanges that arose from “Barbiegate” illustrate vividly the role of rhetoric at the grassroots level, fundamental to civic judgment in a democratic state and at the core of “ordinary democracy ...

Author: Karen Tracy

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817354398

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Essays in the The Prettier Doll focus on the same local controversy: in 2001,a third-grade girl in Colorado submitted an experiment to the school science fair. She asked 30 adults and 30 fifth-graders which of two Barbie dolls was prettier. One doll was black, the other white, and each wore a different colored dress. All of the adults picked the Barbie in the purple dress, while nearly all of the fifth graders picked the white Barbie. When the student’s experiment was banned an uproar resulted that spread to the national media. School board meetings and other public exchanges highlighted the potent intersection of local and national social concerns: education, censorship, science, racism, and tensions in foundation values such as liberty, democracy, and free speech. For the authors of these essays, the exchanges that arose from “Barbiegate” illustrate vividly the role of rhetoric at the grassroots level, fundamental to civic judgment in a democratic state and at the core of “ordinary democracy.”
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Language of Democracy

The Language of Democracy

Tracing the history of political rhetoric in nineteenth-century America and Britain, Andrew W. Robertson shows how modern election campaigning was born.

Author: Andrew Whitmore Robertson

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813923441

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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Tracing the history of political rhetoric in nineteenth-century America and Britain, Andrew W. Robertson shows how modern election campaigning was born. Robertson discusses early political cartoons and electioneering speeches as he examines the role of each nation’s press in assimilating masses of new voters into the political system. Even a decade after the American Revolution, the authors shows, British and American political culture had much in common. On both sides of the Atlantic, electioneering in the 1790s was confined mostly to male elites, and published speeches shared a characteristically Neoclassical rhetoric. As voting rights were expanded, however, politicians sought a more effective medium and style for communicating with less-educated audiences. Comparing changes in the modes of in the two countries, Robertson reconstructs the transformation of campaign rhetoric into forms that incorporated the oral culture of the stump speech as well as elite print culture. By the end of the nineteenth century, the press had become the primary medium for initiating, persuading, and sustaining loyal partisan audiences. In Britain and America, millions of men participated in a democratic political culture that spoke their language, played to their prejudices, and courted their approval. Today’s readers concerned with broadening political discourse to reach a more diverse audience will find rich and intriguing parallels in Robertson’s account.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Propaganda and Rhetoric in Democracy

Propaganda and Rhetoric in Democracy

rises above such limiting labels and categories and shows herself to be a
rhetorical agent who not only critically observed and reflected on her lived
experience with propaganda but also challenged and confronted hegemonic
discourse.

Author: Gae Lyn Henderson

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809335060

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

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The study of propaganda's uses in modern democracy highlights important theoretical questions about normative rhetorical practices. Edited by Gae Lyn Henderson and M. J. Braun, Propaganda and Rhetoric in Democracy: History, Theory, Analysis advances our understanding of propaganda and rhetoric. Essays focus on historical figures, examining the development of the theory of propaganda during the rise of industrialism and the later changes of a mass-mediated society. Propaganda and Rhetoric in Democracy offers new perspectives on the history of propaganda, explores how it has evolved during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and advances a much more nuanced understanding of what it means to call discourse propaganda.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Pakistan From the Rhetoric of Democracy to the Rise of Militancy

Pakistan  From the Rhetoric of Democracy to the Rise of Militancy

developments have rekindled hopes, yet again, of the revival of democracy in
Pakistan. The formation of the civilian government following the elections of
February 2008 brought to an end the nine-year military rule initiated by the
October ...

Author: Ravi Kalia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136516405

Category: History

Page: 264

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The essays in this volume address the central theme of Pakistan’s enduring, yet elusive, quest for democracy. The book charts Pakistan’s struggle from its very inception, at least in the political rhetoric provided by both civilian and military leaders, for democracy, liberalism, freedom of expression, inclusiveness of minorities and even secularism. At the same time, it demonstrates how in practice, the country has continued to drift towards increasingly brittle authoritarianism, religious extremism and intolerance of minorities — both Muslim and non-Muslim. This chasm between animated political rhetoric and grim political reality has baffled the world as much as Pakistanis themselves. In this volume, scholars and practitioners of statecraft from around the world have sought to explain the dichotomy that exists between the rhetoric and the reality. Crucial areas such as Pakistan’s troubled status as a theocracy; its relationship with the US; the position of women and their quest for empowerment; the Mujahir Qaumi movement; the sharp class divide that has led to an elitist political culture; and finally, an erudite discussion of the popular topic — Jinnah’s vision of Pakistan — are the focus of this book. This volume will be of interest to scholars of history, political science, international relations, sociology, anthropology and urban planning, policy-makers and think-tanks, as well as the wider reading public curious about South Asia.
Categories: History

Rhetorical Democracy

Rhetorical Democracy

is expected tobe aligned with the satirist's, andthe reader toshare in the
condemnation of the satiric object thatthis identification entails [...]” (2).
Bogelchallenges these traditional assumptions that underlie theories of satiric
rhetoric in his book ...

Author: Gerard Hauser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135633165

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 334

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This collection presents theoretical, critical, applied, and pedagogical questions and cases of publics and public spheres, examining these contexts as sources and sites of civic engagement. Reflecting the current state of rhetorical theory and research, the contributions arise from the 2002 conference proceedings of the Rhetoric Society of America (RSA). The collected essays bring together rhetoricians of different intellectual stripes in a multi-traditional conversation about rhetoric's place in a democracy. In addition to the wide variety of topics presented at the RSA conference, the volume also includes the papers from the President's Panel, which addressed the rhetoric surrounding September 11, 2001, and its aftermath. Other topics include the rhetorics of cyberpolitical culture, race, citizenship, globalization, the environment, new media, public memory, and more. This volume makes a singular contribution toward improving the understanding of rhetoric's role in civic engagement and public discourse, and will serve scholars and students in rhetoric, political studies, and cultural studies.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Inclusion and Democracy

Inclusion and Democracy

Affirmative Uses of Rhetoric Some theorists of deliberative democracy maintain a
Platonic distinction between rational speech and mere rhetoric , and in doing so
they often denigrate emotion , figurative language , or unusual or playful forms ...

Author: Iris Marion Young

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198297556

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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Democratic equality entails a principle that everyone whose basic interests are affected by policies should be included in the process of making them. Yet people often claim that they are unrepresented. This text explores the ideals of inclusion.
Categories: Political Science

The Rhetorical Surface of Democracy

The Rhetorical Surface of Democracy

Democratic. Ends. Toward the end of his most active years as a writer, Kenneth
Burke notes how his earlier rendering of speech as action was hardly innocent.
Indeed, he argues that conceptualizing speech as action is itself an act, for when
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Author: Scott Welsh

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739150641

Category: Political Science

Page: 206

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Citizens, political theorists, and politicians alike insist that political or partisan motives get in the way of real democracy. Real democracy, we are convinced, is embodied by an ability to form collective judgments in the interest of the whole. The Rhetorical Surface of Democracy: How Deliberative Ideals Undermine Democratic Politics, by Scott Welsh, argues instead that it is our easy rejection of political motives, individual interests, and the rhetorical pursuit of power that poses the greatest danger to democracy. Our rejection of politics understood as a rhetorical contest for power is dangerous because democracy ultimately rests upon the perceived public legitimacy of public, political challenges to authority and the subsequent reconstitution of authority amid the impossibility of collective judgment. Hence, rather than searching for allegedly more authentic democracy, rooted in the pursuit of ever-illusive collective judgments, we must find ways to come to terms with the persistence of rhetorical, political contests for power as the essence of democracy itself. Welsh argues that the impossibility of any kind of public judgment is the fact that democracy must face. Given the impossibility of public judgment, rhetorical competitions for political power are not merely poor substitutes for an allegedly more authentic democratic practice, but constitute the essence of democracy itself. The Rhetorical Surface of Democracy is an iconoclastic investigation of the democratic process and public discourse.
Categories: Political Science

Pragmatism Democracy and the Necessity of Rhetoric

Pragmatism  Democracy  and the Necessity of Rhetoric

An exploration into the development of the rhetorics of American pragmatism

Author: Robert Danisch

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 157003690X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 190

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In Pragmatism, Democracy, and the Necessity of Rhetoric, Robert Danisch examines the search by America's first generation of pragmatists for a unique set of rhetorics that would serve the needs of a developing democracy. Digging deep into pragmatism's historical development, Danisch sheds light on its association with an alternative but significant and often overlooked tradition. He draws parallels between the rhetorics of such American pragmatists as John Dewey and Jane Addams and those of the ancient Greek tradition. Danisch contends that, while building upon a classical foundation, pragmatism sought to determine rhetorical responses to contemporary irresolutions. rhetoric, including pragmatism's rejection of philosophy with its traditional assumptions and practices. Grounding his argument on an
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Exporting Democracy

Exporting Democracy

Rhetoric Vs. Reality Peter J. Schraeder. 8 The European Union : An Ad Hoc
Policy with a Low Priority Gorm Rye Olsen E uropean leaders historically have
dreamed of transforming Europe into a unified political actor that has a common ...

Author: Peter J. Schraeder

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 1588260569

Category: Political Science

Page: 291

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In recent years, debates within academic and policymaking circles have gradually shifted - from a Cold War focus on whether democracy constitutes the best form of governance, to the question of whether (and to what degree) international actors should be actively involved in democracy promotion. This book offers the first comprehensive analysis of international efforts to promote democracy during the post-World War II period, with an emphasis on developments since 1989. The authors assess the efforts of major industrialized democracies, multilateral actors, and NGOs. They find that the success of these endeavors is constrained by several realities, ranging from the often significant gap between the rhetoric and the reality of actual policies, to the dilemma that occurs when the goal of democracy clashes with other foreign policy interests. The first comprehensive analysis of international efforts to promote democracy during the post-World War II period, with an emphasis on developments since 1989.
Categories: Political Science

Talking Democracy

Talking Democracy

Historical Perspectives on Rhetoric and Democracy Benedetto Fontana, Cary J.
Nederman. 5 CICERO AND THE ETHICS OF DELIBERATIVE RHETORIC Gary
Remer Rhetoric has been attacked, at least since Plato (427-347 B.c.e.), as an ...

Author: Benedetto Fontana

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271046473

Category: Political Science

Page:

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Categories: Political Science

Across the Lines of Disciplines

Across the Lines of Disciplines

Rhetorical Communication as Argumentation Hellmut Geissner A change in
perspective is beginning to show when no ... understanding of democracy can
hardly be modelled on the Attic polis-democracy, the rhetoric and the
understanding of ...

Author: Frans H. van Eemeren

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110867718

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 411

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Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Appeals in Modern Rhetoric

Appeals in Modern Rhetoric

It extends to the land the rhetoric traditionally used to promote the rights of man
and woman. Throughout the history of rhetoric, appeals to the body have been
associated with the ideals — and the shortcomings — of democracy. Democratic
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Author: M. Jimmie Killingsworth

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 080938826X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Appeals in Modern Rhetoric: An Ordinary-Language Approach introduces students to current issues in rhetorical theory through an extended treatment of the rhetorical appeal, a frequently used but rarely discussed concept at the core of rhetorical analysis and criticism. Shunning the standard Aristotelian approach that treats ethos, pathos, and logos as modes of appeal, M. Jimmie Killingsworth uses common, accessible language to explain the concept of the rhetorical appeal— meaning the use of language to plead and to please. The result is a practical and innovative guide to understanding how persuasion works that is suitable for graduate and undergraduate courses yet still addresses topics of current interest to specialists. Supplementing the volume are practical and theoretical approaches to the construction and analysis of rhetorical messages and brief and readable examples from popular culture, academic discourse, politics, and the verbal arts. Killingsworth draws on close readings of primary texts in the field, referencing theorists to clarify concepts, while he decodes many of the basic theoretical constructs common to an understanding of identification. Beginning with examples of the model of appeals in social criticism, popular film, and advertising, he covers in subsequent chapters appeals to time, place, the body, gender, and race. Additional chapters cover the use of common tropes and rhetorical narrative, and each chapter begins with definitions of key concepts.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Rhetoric of Sir Garfield Todd

The Rhetoric of Sir Garfield Todd

Christian Imagination and the Dream of an African Democracy Michael W. Casey.
introduction SIR GARFIELD TODD, RHETORIC, AND ZIMBABWE'S STRUGGLE
FOR DEMOCRACY “Rise Sir Garfield—'protect the poor and punish the wicked ...

Author: Michael W. Casey

Publisher: Baylor University Press

ISBN: 9781932792867

Category: Religion

Page: 389

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This work assembles the best of Todd's (available) speeches and provides an analysis of their rhetorical and political significance. Sir Garfield Todd's (1908-2002) lifelong support of African rights earned him initial political success, subsequent imprisonment, and, finally, rightful recognition. Often labelled a liberal in the British political tradition, a closer study of Todd's rhetoric demonstrates that his politics flow directly from his religious heritage and not from political liberalism.
Categories: Religion

The Ethos of Rhetoric

The Ethos of Rhetoric

Religious Rhetoric and the Ethos of Democracy A Case Study of the 2000
Presidential Campaign MARTIN J. MEDHURST Whether they are religious or not
, most Americans are hungry for a deeper connection between politics and moral
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Author: Michael J. Hyde

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570035385

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 231

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Fourteen noted rhetorical theorists and critics answer a summons to return ethics from abstraction to the particular. They discuss and explore a meaning of ethos that predates its more familiar translation as "moral character" and "ethics." Together the contributors define ethical discourse and describe what its practice looks like in particular communities.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Sin Sex and Democracy

Sin  Sex  and Democracy

Antigay Rhetoric and the Christian Right Cynthia Burack. assumed to be religious
, conservative, and antigay. Notably absent in the "Reggie White" ad is the
therapeutic discourse familiar both to readers of the mainstream "Truth in Love"
ads ...

Author: Cynthia Burack

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791474062

Category: Social Science

Page: 187

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Explores the Christian Right’s use of tailored rhetorics to advance multiple and varied antigay political projects.
Categories: Social Science

The Rhetoric of Plato s Republic

The Rhetoric of Plato s Republic

In this book, James L. Kastely recasts Plato in just these lights, offering a vivid new reading of one of Plato’s most important works: the Republic.

Author: James L. Kastely

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226278766

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

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Plato isn’t exactly thought of as a champion of democracy, and perhaps even less as an important rhetorical theorist. In this book, James L. Kastely recasts Plato in just these lights, offering a vivid new reading of one of Plato’s most important works: the Republic. At heart, Kastely demonstrates, the Republic is a democratic epic poem and pioneering work in rhetorical theory. Examining issues of justice, communication, persuasion, and audience, he uncovers a seedbed of theoretical ideas that resonate all the way up to our contemporary democratic practices. As Kastely shows, the Republic begins with two interrelated crises: one rhetorical, one philosophical. In the first, democracy is defended by a discourse of justice, but no one can take this discourse seriously because no one can see—in a world where the powerful dominate the weak—how justice is a value in itself. That value must be found philosophically, but philosophy, as Plato and Socrates understand it, can reach only the very few. In order to reach its larger political audience, it must become rhetoric; it must become a persuasive part of the larger culture—which, at that time, meant epic poetry. Tracing how Plato and Socrates formulate this transformation in the Republic, Kastely isolates a crucial theory of persuasion that is central to how we talk together about justice and organize ourselves according to democratic principles.
Categories: Philosophy

Innovation Human Capabilities and Democracy

Innovation  Human Capabilities  and Democracy

rhetoric. between. research. and. policy. making. How do policy concepts and
paradigms such as the NIS approach emerge ... To answer these questions, this
chapter first reviews the rhetorical turn in the study of language and politics, with
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Author: Reijo Miettinen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199692613

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

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The book explores different policy and research frameworks on innovation, analyzing the foundation, emergence, and development of the National Innovation Systems model. It proposes the concept of an enabling welfare state to answer the challenges facing the Nordic model of welfare in a globalizing knowledge-driven economy.
Categories: Business & Economics