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ERIC Number: EJ391906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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Rhetorical Legitimacy, <Public Trust> and the Presidential Debates.
Lucaites, John Louis
Argumentation and Advocacy, v25 n4 p231-38 Spr 1989
Explores the negative popular reaction to the 1988 Presidential Debates. Examines how these events function as ritualistic enactments of the <public trust>, thus providing a rhetorical legitimacy for the electoral process in a system dedicated to <popular sovereignty>. Suggests how the 1988 debates failed to satisfy that function. (MM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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