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MPs use emotive rhetoric to sway voters in high-profile debates

Hobolt, Sara, Osnabrügge, Moritz and Rodon, Toni (2021) MPs use emotive rhetoric to sway voters in high-profile debates. British Politics and Policy at LSE (04 Aug 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Covering two million parliamentary speeches held in the UK House of Commons and the Irish Parliament, Sara B. Hobolt, Moritz Osnabrügge, and Toni Rodon use a dictionary-based method to measure emotive rhetoric. They show that emotive rhetoric is more pronounced in high-profile legislative debates, such as Prime Minister’s Questions, illustrating that emotive rhetoric is one of the tools politicians can use strategically to appeal to voters.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Government
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2021 13:12
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2021 00:02
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/112094

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