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Trump; Twitter; and the American Democracy: Political Communication in the Digital Age

Download Trump; Twitter; and the American Democracy: Political Communication in the Digital Age written by Yu Ouyang, Richard W. Waterman in PDF format. This book is under the category Politics and bearing the isbn/isbn13 number 3030442411/9783030442415. You may reffer the table below for additional details of the book.

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book-author

Yu Ouyang, Richard W. Waterman

publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

file-type

PDF

pages

201 pages

language

English

asin

B08C2DXRMC

isbn10

3030442411

isbn13

9783030442415


Book Description

Trump; Twitter; and the American Democracy (PDF) takes a social science approach to address two linked questions: (1) what does Donald Trump say on Twitter? and (2) why? After entering the 2016 Presidential Election; Donald Trump’s tweets have been a major part of his communications strategy with the public. While the popular media has dedicated considerable attention to selected tweets; it is less clear what those certain tweets tell us about Trump the businessman; the political candidate; and; ultimately; the President of the United States. We debate that to fully understand Donald J. Trump; we must take a more inclusive approach to examine all of his activities on Twitter. Generally; our analysis presents an unusually complex picture of Trump and how he uses Twitter. Not only has his pattern of tweets transformed over time; but we also find that President Trump’s use of Twitter is more careful than he has been given credit. Similar to other politicians; Trump is strategically-minded about his attendance on social media.

Review

Waterman and Ouyang have crafted a fascinating ebook that examines the Twitter-verse of Donald Trump. More importantly; their well-written effort challenges many of our expectations about modern presidential rhetoric studies. They put forward the concept of ‘going directly public’ (GDP) which looks at how a president involves the public and uses media power to shift the political system.” ― Shannon Bow O’Brien; Lecturer; University of Texas; USA

NOTE: The product only includes the ebook Trump; Twitter; and the American Democracy: Political Communication in the Digital Age in PDF. No access codes are included.

book-author

Yu Ouyang, Richard W. Waterman

publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

file-type

PDF

pages

201 pages

language

English

asin

B08C2DXRMC

isbn10

3030442411

isbn13

9783030442415

Table of contents


Table of contents :
Contents……Page 7
List of Figures……Page 8
List of Tables……Page 9
Chapter 1: Social Media, Politics, and Donald Trump……Page 10
Persistent Interests in Trump’s Tweets……Page 11
Trump and His Presence on Social Media……Page 18
Offering Praise and Going on the Offensive on Twitter……Page 20
Reporting on Trump’s Tweets: Topics and Reactions……Page 21
Attempts to Explain Trump’s Tweets……Page 23
Presidential Rhetoric and Technology……Page 25
Conclusion……Page 28
References……Page 31
Chapter 2: Trump Tweets: A Desire for Attention……Page 41
Going Directly Public and the President’s First Mover Advantage……Page 43
Trump Being Trump……Page 46
The Strategy of Going Negative on Twitter……Page 52
Grabbing Attention Through Retweets……Page 55
Conclusion……Page 56
References……Page 58
Chapter 3: Trump Tweets: How Often and on What Topics……Page 61
Dataset……Page 62
How Often Does Trump Tweet?……Page 63
What Does Trump Tweet About?……Page 72
Pre-processing Texts and Model Estimation and Selection……Page 74
Model Results……Page 76
Conclusion……Page 84
Topic 1: Representative Tweets……Page 85
Topic 3: Representative Tweets……Page 86
Topic 5: Representative Tweets……Page 87
Topic 7: Representative Tweets……Page 88
Topic 9: Representative Tweets……Page 89
Correlations Across Topics……Page 90
References……Page 92
Chapter 4: Trump Tweets: A Text Sentiment Analysis……Page 96
Why Sentiment Analysis?……Page 98
Tweet Sentiment: A First Look……Page 99
Tweet Sentiment: Regression Analysis……Page 102
Tweet Sentiment: Subset Analysis……Page 110
Retweeting Trump’s Tweets……Page 112
Number of Retweets: Regression Analysis……Page 114
Number of Retweets: Subset Analysis……Page 121
Conclusion……Page 126
Calculating Tweet Sentiment……Page 127
Three Measures of Tweet Sentiment……Page 128
Explaining Tweet Sentiment: Addendum……Page 130
Explaining Retweets: Addendum……Page 131
References……Page 135
Chapter 5: Trump, Twitter, and the American Democracy……Page 137
The Presidency and the Public……Page 138
Trump and Twitter: Democracy or Demagoguery?……Page 141
Criteria #1: Expressing a Weak Commitment to Democratic Values……Page 143
Criteria #2: Denying the Legitimacy of Political Opponents……Page 146
Criteria #3: Tolerating or Encouraging Violence……Page 148
Criteria #4: Willing to Curb Civil Liberties or the Media……Page 152
Criteria #5: Boastful and Autocratic Tendencies……Page 154
Conclusion……Page 155
References……Page 164
Index……Page 168

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