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dc.contributor.authorPaatelainen, Len_US
dc.contributor.authorCroucher, SMen_US
dc.contributor.authorBenoit, Wen_US
dc.date.available2016en_US
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifier.citationStudies in Media and Communication, 2016, 4 (2), pp. 70 - 80en_US
dc.identifier.issn2325-8071en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study applied the functional theory of political campaign discourse, developed for political campaigns in the United States to two televised presidential debates in the 2012 presidential elections in Finland. Acclaims were the most preferred statement by the candidates, with agreements being the least preferred. Policy was discussed more than character during the debates. General goals and ideals were used more frequently to acclaim than to attack. Results are generally consistent with the results of previous studies of presidential elections in the US and other countries. However, differences did emerge: the classical functional categories were supplemented by a new category, the role of the moderator as an attacker in the debate is emphasized, the significance of the diminishing role of the Finnish Presidency is of significance, and the fact that one of the two candidates was the first openly homosexual presidential candidate likely influenced the debates and the election.en_US
dc.format.extent70 - 80en_US
dc.publisherRedfame Publishingen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution License 3.0
dc.titleA functional analysis of the 2012 Finnish Presidential elections.en_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.citation.volume4en_US
dc.description.confidentialfalseen_US
dc.identifier.elements-id349811
dc.relation.isPartOfStudies in Media and Communicationen_US
dc.citation.issue2en_US
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/Massey Business School
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/Massey Business School/School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing
dc.identifier.harvestedMassey_Dark
pubs.notesNot knownen_US


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