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dc.contributor.authorAbbott, Blake
dc.contributor.departmentTowson University. Department of Communication Studiesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-23T17:32:20Z
dc.date.available2020-03-23T17:32:20Z
dc.date.issued2018-11
dc.description.abstractThis article analyzes the circulation of the term “confidence” as a prominent signifier for neoliberal logics, taking George W. Bush’s response to the economic crisis in Fall 2008 as a case study. It traces the public circulation of confidence in previous presidential administrations and notes that much like previous administrations, Bush’s response to the crisis was rooted in confidence. Bush identified a loss of confidence as the underlying cause of the economic crisis, and his focus on the need to restore lost confidence allowed him to violate his traditionally conservative principles in order to save the free market. Additionally, Bush’s reliance on the term in the context of the economic crisis articulated the nation-state to the national economy through neoliberalism as a prevailing economic logic.en_US
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.1080/01463373.2018.1446034en_US
dc.format.extent18 pagesen_US
dc.genrejournal articlesen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.13016/m2f376-lfnc
dc.identifier.citationAbbott, B. (2018). “A Widespread Loss of Confidence:” TARP, Presidential Rhetoric, and the Crisis of Neoliberalism. Communication Quarterly, 66(5), 463–480. https://doi.org/10.1080/01463373.2018.1446034en_US
dc.identifier.issn0146-3373
dc.identifier.uri10.1080/01463373.2018.1446034
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11603/17577
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCommunication Quarterly;volume 66, number 5
dc.subjectConfidenceen_US
dc.subjectNeoliberalismen_US
dc.subjectGlobal Financial Crisis, 2008-2009en_US
dc.subjectFree enterpriseen_US
dc.subjectPresidential rhetoricen_US
dc.subjectRhetorical criticismen_US
dc.subjectBush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-en_US
dc.title"A widespread loss of confidence:" TARP, presidential rhetoric, and the crisis of neoliberalismen_US
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