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Prime ministerial rhetoric and recession politics: Meaning making in economic crisis management.

Masters, Adam; 't Hart, Paul


Triggered by the collapse of the US mortgage market, the global financial crisis (GFC) of 2007-08 hit most of the Western world hard and fast, presenting governments and citizens with a set of stark, undeniable and immediate realities. This article examines the attempts of three prime ministers "Gordon Brown in the UK, Brian Cowen in Ireland and Kevin Rudd in Australia to meet the key leadership challenge set up by the GFC: to publicly assess, explain and account for the GFC and the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Public Administration
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9299.2011.01966.x


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