The Primary Decision: A Functional Analysis of Debates in Presidential Primaries

The Primary Decision: A Functional Analysis of Debates in Presidential Primaries

The Primary Decision: A Functional Analysis of Debates in Presidential Primaries

The Primary Decision: A Functional Analysis of Debates in Presidential Primaries

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Civil Procedure: Cases and Problems, Fourth Edition offers both the classic and the more recent cases and thoughtful notes, questions and secondary materials. It places technical material in a larger thematic context, so that the students can appreciate the doctrinal and social significance of the individual cases and rules. Starting with due process of law, it emphasizes the constitutional underpinnings of procedural rules and the adversary system. Illuminating the relationship between equality, accuracy, efficiency, and fundamental fairness to guide and inspire learning, Civil Procedure: Cases and Problems features due process at the beginning of the book to create a conceptual framework for understanding both jurisdiction and the procedural rules constitutional context for understanding procedure that sets the ground work for advanced courses on Procedure and Federal Courts coverage of the social and economic context underlying procedural reform, particularly with regard to women, minorities and general financial constraints on access to the adversary system for the poor lightly edited classic cases that promote case analysis and preserve the language and subtlety of procedural jurisprudence major Supreme Court precedents, followed and complemented by lower court decisions to demonstrate core doctrinal principles hypothetical problems that open each chapter may be taught or skipped in accordance with different teaching objectives; the problems also double as practice exam questions concise and focused notes that echo the Socratic Method and prompt consideration of salient themes updated throughout, the Fourth Edition provides recent style changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, comprehensively integrated into the casebook, including individual case notes for all cases interpreting operative language of the rules detailed coverage of the Supreme Court's attempt to reform pleading practice in Bell Atlantic and analysis of the effects of the decision in lower courts extended coverage of new developments and scholarship in e-discovery,complex litigation, and alternative dispute resolution updated and enhanced Teacher's Manual that is ideal for new professors and includes notes for every principal case for an approach to Civil Procedure that creates context and connects procedure to its constitutional roots, turn to the Fourth Edition of this venerable casebook that features problems, great teaching cases, and contemporary issues of fairness. New professors and loyal users will especially appreciate the updated and revised Teacher's Manual.•Teacher's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. Formore information or to request a copy, please contact Aspen Publishers at 800-950-5259 or legaledu@wolterskluwer.com.

Excerpt

Those of us from the discipline of communication studies have long believed that communication is prior to all other fields of inquiry. in several other forums I have argued that the essence of politics is “talk” or human interaction. Such interaction may be formal or informal, verbal or nonverbal, public or private, but it is always persuasive, forcing us consciously or subconsciously to interpret, to evaluate, and to act. Communication is the vehicle for human action.

From this perspective, it is not surprising that Aristotle recognized the natural kinship of politics and communication in his writings Poli tics and Rhetoric. in the former, he established that humans are “political beings [who] alone of the animals [are] furnished with the faculty of language.” in the latter, he began his systematic analysis of discourse by proclaiming that “rhetorical study, in its strict sense, is concerned with the modes of persuasion.” Thus, it was recognized over twentythree hundred years ago that politics and communication go hand in hand because they are essential parts of human nature.

In 1981, Dan Nimmo and Keith Sanders proclaimed that political communication was an emerging field. Although its origin, as noted, dates back centuries, a “self-consciously cross-disciplinary” focus began in the late 1950s. Thousands of books and articles later, colleges and universities offer a variety of graduate and undergraduate coursework in the area in such diverse departments as communication, mass communication, journalism, political science, and sociology. in Nimmo and Sanders’s early assessment, the “key areas of inquiry” included rhetorical analysis, propaganda analysis, attitude change studies, voting studies, government and the news media, functional . . .

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