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How to make a coalition work: rhetoric lessons from the 2010-15 government

Atkins, Judi (2018) How to make a coalition work: rhetoric lessons from the 2010-15 government. British Politics and Policy at LSE (09 Feb 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

How was it that the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition lasted for a full five-year term? Although the formal and informal machinery of resolving disputes was important, rhetorical strategies also mattered, writes Judi Atkins. She explains how by invoking values, goals, the 'national interest' and a common enemy, the Coalition not only endured but appealed to multiple audiences as well.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2018 14:07
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2018 14:07
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/88802

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