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dc.contributor.authorKillian, Justin Lee
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T02:27:28Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T02:27:28Z
dc.date.issued2006-12
dc.identifier.otherkillian_justin_l_200612_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/killian_justin_l_200612_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/23656
dc.description.abstractThis project looks at the discourse surrounding Senator James M. Jeffords decision to leave the Republican Party. Although Jeffords was not an extremely powerful member of the US Senate, his interference with President George W. BushÕs legislative agenda was a landmark move in American politics. The thesis proceeds in three parts. Chapter One introduces the subject matter, provides a literature review from both political science and communication studies, and offers the critical perspective for the entire project. Chapter Two focuses on elements of American paideia and offers a critical analysis of Jeffords Declaration of Independence,and First Anniversary, speeches. Chapter Three shows how Jeffords engages in agonistic rhetorical practices through a critical look at his Second Anniversary Speech. Finally, Chapter Four provides some concluding thoughts on Jeffords, party switching rhetoric, and offers potential avenues of research for rhetorical scholars.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectThis project looks at the discourse surrounding Senator James M. Jeffords\' decision to leave the Republican Party. Although Jeffords was not an extremely powerful member of the US Senate
dc.subjecthis interference with President George W. Bush\'s legislative agen
dc.titleExit stage left
dc.title.alternativeSenator James M. Jeffords and the rhetoric of congressional party switchers
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentSpeech Communication
dc.description.majorSpeech Communication
dc.description.advisorJohn M. Murphy
dc.description.committeeJohn M. Murphy
dc.description.committeeVanessa Beasley
dc.description.committeeChristine Harold


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