Introduction to the special issue: Rhetorical approaches to contemporary political studies

Sophia Hatzisavvidou, James Martin

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Abstract

This article introduces the special issue on Rhetorical Approaches to Contemporary Political Studies. It underscores the importance of innovations in political speech as a key to the continuing attraction of scholars to rhetorical methods. This is particularly relevant at a moment of crisis and disruption in established democracies when the parameters of acceptable discourse have been brought into question by forms of ‘post-truth’ politics. Although controversial, such efforts affirm the value of rhetorical analysis as a mode of political enquiry. The article then sketches the arguments of the contributions to the issue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-155
Number of pages7
JournalPolitics
Volume42
Issue number2
Early online date7 Oct 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2022

Keywords

  • innovation
  • post-truth
  • rhetoric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Political Science and International Relations

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