Presidential Rhetoric and Leadership in US Financial Reform

36 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2011  

John T. Woolley

University of California, Santa Barbara - Department of Political Science

Date Written: August 23, 2011

Abstract

This paper examines President Obama’s rhetoric concerning financial regulation during 2009-10, during legislative action on financial reform. The study evaluates the use of basic automated textual analysis. This requires addressing a number of unresolved analytical issues. This study offers some conclusions regarding these issues. The analysis also clarifies elements of Obama’s rhetorical strategy in dealing with financial regulation and has implications for students of presidential agenda-setting.

Keywords: Obama, financial reform, presidential rhetoric, text analysis

Suggested Citation

Woolley, John T., Presidential Rhetoric and Leadership in US Financial Reform (August 23, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1925139 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1925139

John T. Woolley (Contact Author)

University of California, Santa Barbara - Department of Political Science ( email )

Dept. of Political Science
University of California
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United States
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