Journals Higher Education



Published: 16 August 1990

276 Pages | 20 photos & line drawings

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195066609

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Presidential Debates

The Challenge of Creating an Informed Electorate

Kathleen Hall Jamieson and David S. Birdsell

How important are presidential debates today? To answer this question, the authors place modern debates in their cultural and historical context, tracing their origins and development in the American political tradition, from the eighteenth century to the present, and concluding with some thoughtful suggestions for improving their current effectiveness.