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How pushing hyper-specific – and fact free – policy proposals helps politicians like Donald Trump

Meibauer, Gustav (2020) How pushing hyper-specific – and fact free – policy proposals helps politicians like Donald Trump. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (04 Aug 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

When election candidates and politicians address voters, they often face a choice in how they speak: they can be specific in what they propose, or they can be deliberately ambiguous. Gustav Meibauer looks at the trade-off between these two rhetorical strategies, and argues that many politicians – like Donald Trump – aim to get the best of both worlds by choosing to be hyper-specific but fact free.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2020 10:00
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2021 23:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/106455

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