Public Speaking and Democratic Participation: Speech, Deliberation, and Analysis in the Civic Realm

ISBN-13: 9780199338597

ISBN-10: 0199338590

Author: Jennifer Y. Abbott, Todd F. McDorman, David M. Timmerman, Jill Lamberton

Edition: 1

Publication date:
2015
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Format:
Paperback 464 pages
Category:
Public Speaking, Political Science
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Acknowledged author Jennifer Y. Abbott wrote Public Speaking and Democratic Participation: Speech, Deliberation, and Analysis in the Civic Realm comprising 464 pages back in 2015. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0199338590 and 9780199338597. Since then Public Speaking and Democratic Participation: Speech, Deliberation, and Analysis in the Civic Realm textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $9.06 or rent at the marketplace.


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A truly unique introductory textbook, Public Speaking and Democratic Participation: Speech, Deliberation, and Analysis in the Civic Realm provides a comprehensive introduction to the basic skills involved in public speaking--including reasoning, organization, outlining, anxiety management, style, delivery, and more--through the lens of democratic participation. It helps students develop the skills to distinguish between productive and unproductive public discourse; participate in and lead constructive discussions of community issues; and analyze public messages as an act of civic participation.By integrating the theme of civic engagement throughout, Public Speaking and Democratic Participation offers a direct and inspiring response to the alarming decline in civic participation in the U.S. and the climate of vindictiveness in our current political culture. It equips students with the tools to reverse these tendencies and move toward a greater commitment to our shared public life.