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作者 Shepard, Ryan Michael
書名 The art of simulated atonement: A case study of George W. Bush
國際標準書號 9780549335429
book jacket
說明 140 p
附註 Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 46-03, page: 1199
Adviser: Robert C. Rowland
Thesis (M.A.)--University of Kansas, 2007
This study sought to explain how President George W. Bush used a unique form of apologia during his first six years in office to minimize accountability for his role in three major political scandals. After selecting appropriate texts for analysis and conducting research to establish the historical context of his remarks, I identified patterns in Bush's use of image repair tactics, made generalizations about his overall strategy, and determined the impact that his unique rhetoric had on his success, and eventual failure, as President
Though Bush's use of simulated atonement allowed him to evade accountability for the Abu Ghraib and WMD scandals, his strategy failed to stem the public backlash following Hurricane Katrina. Several factors explained why simulated atonement might work for certain rhetors, and a few limitations of the strategy were explored. Several implications for rhetorical theory and understanding of the Bush administration emerge from the findings
School code: 0099
DDC
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 46-03
主題 Biography
Speech Communication
Political Science, General
Language, Rhetoric and Composition
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Alt Author University of Kansas. Communication Studies
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