The Political Rhetoric and Oratory of Margaret Thatcher

  • Andrew S. Crines
  • Timothy Heppell
  • Peter Dorey

Part of the Rhetoric, Politics and Society book series (RPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Andrew S. Crines, Timothy Heppell, Peter Dorey
    Pages 1-16
  3. Andrew S. Crines, Timothy Heppell, Peter Dorey
    Pages 17-65
  4. Andrew S. Crines, Timothy Heppell, Peter Dorey
    Pages 67-110
  5. Andrew S. Crines, Timothy Heppell, Peter Dorey
    Pages 111-157
  6. Andrew S. Crines, Timothy Heppell, Peter Dorey
    Pages 159-207
  7. Andrew S. Crines, Timothy Heppell, Peter Dorey
    Pages 209-222
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 223-226

About this book

Introduction

This book examines the political oratory, rhetoric and persona of Margaret Thatcher as a means of understanding her justifications for ‘Thatcherism’. The main arenas for consideration are set piece speeches to conference, media engagements, and Parliamentary orations. Thatcher’s rhetorical style is analysed through the lens of the Aristotelian modes of persuasion (ethos, pathos, logos). Furthermore, the classical methods of oratorical engagement (deliberative, epidictic, judicial) are employed to consider her style of delivery. The authors place her styles of communication into their respective political contexts over a series of noteworthy issues, such as industrial relations, foreign policy, economic reform, and party management. By doing so, this distinctive book shines new light on Thatcher and her political career.

Keywords

Conservative Party British politics Conservatives Parliament European union EU Political speeches Parliamentary debates Toryism

Authors and affiliations

  • Andrew S. Crines
    • 1
  • Timothy Heppell
    • 2
  • Peter Dorey
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PoliticsUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Politics and International StudiesUniversity of LeedsLeedsUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Politics and International RelationsCardiff UniversityCardiffUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-45384-6
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-45383-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-45384-6
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