Free Worldwide Shipping

Shop over 1 Million Toys in our Huge New Range

Leadership Performance and Rhetoric


Product Description
Product Details

Promotional Information

"Words are actions, and leaders know it. This thought-provoking study sheds light on the rhetorical battles that have shaped Australia's recent political history - and it's a cracking good read to boot." (Dr Dennis Grube, University of Cambridge, UK) "An original diagnosis of political rhetoric, in theory and practice. The important thesis: leadership studies can renew itself by returning to its "neglected founder," the enlightenment philosopher Francis Bacon. For Bacon provides a comprehensive art of persuasion that can defend scientific and social innovation and thus "new levels of human welfare." The authors analyze accordingly six Australian instances, including a prime minister, Julia Gillard, combatting misogyny and a public intellectual, Noel Pearson, defending indigenous people. Here is a seriously provocative book on Bacon-style political communication with a freebie: snapshots of Australian democracy in action." (Professor Robert Faulkner, Boston College, USA)

Table of Contents

About the Author

Adam B. Masters is Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Transnational Research Institute on Corruption at the Australian National University.

John Uhr is Director of the Centre for the Study of Australian Politics at the Australian National University.

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
People also searched for
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top