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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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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.

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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2021 13:12
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2023 14:18

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