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title
Obama the Populist?
author
Chung, Seungwon Rha
abstract
This master's thesis is a rhetorical analysis of President Barack Obama's 2010 Cooper Union speech concerning financial industry reform. I argue in this thesis that Obama utilizes a populist persuasion in order to rally support for his financial reform legislation. Using Michael Kazin's theory on populist persuasion, this thesis analyzes Obama's rhetorical strategy and investigates the ways in which it is populist.
subject
Obama
Populism
Presidential Rhetoric
contributor
Hyde, Michael J (committee chair)
Atchison, Jarrod (committee member)
Louden, Allan (committee member)
date
2012-01-18T09:35:25Z (accessioned)
2012-01-18T09:35:25Z (available)
2011 (issued)
degree
Communication (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/36419 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
type
Thesis

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