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dc.contributor.authorKane, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorPatapan, Haigen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T17:04:50Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T17:04:50Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2012-05-01T22:33:13Z
dc.identifier.issn10361146en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10361146.2010.499162en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/35065
dc.description.abstractPersuasion is vital to the practice of democratic leadership, making speech and communication of fundamental importance. Yet, democratic citizens habitually suspect political rhetoric as being either deceitfully empty or dangerously subversive. Rhetoric is thus central in democracy while paradoxically appearing either useless or pernicious. A consequence of this paradox for democratic leaders is that they are forced to avoid fine oratory in favour of a rhetorical style that sounds un-rhetorical, seeming to be plain factually-informative speech. This unique democratic form of rhetoric, which we have called an artless art, seeks to instil trust and to avoid appearing to talk down to the sovereign people. It is both helped and rendered problematic by the media, the essential communicative means in modern society, whose current dominance presents ever-new challenges and opportunities to democratic leaders.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom371en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto389en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Political Scienceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume45en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Theory and Political Philosophyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160609en_US
dc.titleThe artless art: leadership and the limits of democratic rhetoricen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, School of Government and International Relationsen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 Routledge. This is an electronic version of an article published in Australian Journal of Political Science Volume 45, Issue 3 September 2010 , pages 371 - 389. Australian Journal of Political Science is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com with the open URL of your article.en_US
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