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Governing with words : the political dialogue on race, public policy, and inequality in America

Author: Daniel Q Gillion
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
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"Rather than considering political discussions and rhetoric as symbolic, inconsequential forms of politics, Governing with Words conceptualizes them as forms of government action that can shape institutions and societal norms. Daniel Q. Gillion refers to this theory as 'discursive governance'. Federal politicians' statements about racial and ethnic minority concerns aid the passage of minority public policies and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation):
Gillion, Daniel Q., 1979-
Governing with words.
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2015049876
(OCoLC)943640294
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Q Gillion
ISBN: 9781316412299 1316412296
OCLC Number: 946754505
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Discursive governance: toward a holistic approach to understanding a dialogue on race in government; 2. Measuring the political dialogue on race; Part I. Societal Reception to a Dialogue on Race: 3. The backlash: does America disapprove of racial discussions?; 4. The benefits: political rhetoric and health awareness in the minority community; Part II. Political Institutions and a Dialogue on Race: 5. Racial frames and policy coalitions: how the dialogue on race shapes the creation of public policy; 6. The disconnect between political rhetoric and public policy; 7. A place for a racial dialogue in an aspiring post-racial society.
Responsibility: Daniel Q. Gillion.

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Governing with Words challenges the perception that politicians' discussion of race only hinders policy success and leads to a backlash from the American public. This study will be assigned to  Read more...

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