The Rhetorical Framing of Policy Intervention

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Title The Rhetorical Framing of Policy Intervention
Author Grube, Dennis
Journal Name Australian Journal of Political Science
Year Published 2010
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Routledge
Abstract When prime ministers speak, the nation usually listens. In the Australian federation, prime ministers have consistently used the power of their political pulpit to launch policy interventions into areas of traditional State responsibility. This article suggests that there is an emerging rhetorical pattern to the way these policy interventions are presented. Primeministers of bothmajor parties have used rhetoric to portray the Commonwealth as acting on behalf of the legitimate interests of constituents who have been ignored by State governments. Occurring in close proximity to federal elections, policy interventions are shown to be weapons which favour incumbent prime ministers in their battleswith State governments and federal oppositions alike.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI
Volume 45
Issue Number 4
Page from 559
Page to 578
ISSN 1036-1146
Date Accessioned 2010-12-09
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Governance and Public Policy
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Australian Government and Politics
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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