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dc.contributor.authorMcVittie, Chrisen
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-05T13:52:38Z
dc.date.available2022-01-05T13:52:38Z
dc.date.issued2021-12-30
dc.identifierhttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/bitstream/handle/20.500.12289/11660/11660.pdf
dc.identifier.citationMcVittie, C. (2021) 'Shaping the UK Government’s public communications on COVID-19: General, follower, other?', Qualitative Research Reports in Communication (In Press).en
dc.identifier.issn1745-9435en
dc.identifier.issn1745-9443
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1080/17459435.2021.2017333
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/11660
dc.descriptionChris McVittie - ORCID: 0000-0003-0657-7524 https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0657-7524en
dc.description.abstractThe death rate in the United Kingdom from COVID-19 is, per capita, one of the highest in the world. Here I examine three ways in which the UK Prime Minster, Boris Johnson, has communicated to the UK population the actions that are necessary to deal with the pandemic. Using principles of discursive psychology and Bakhtinian analysis, I consider how Johnson’s descriptions discursively construct the government’s actions, the actions that are required of the population, and agency for reducing the spread of COVID-19. Relying on metaphors of war, claims to follow the science, and expressions of concerned advice, Johnson’s communications are shaped to manage the accountability of his government and himself for varying potential outcomes of the pandemic, allowing them to take credit if their efforts are treated as successful but to attribute responsibility elsewhere should incidence of COVID-19 illness and deaths continue to increase.en
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.1080/17459435.2021.2017333en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.ispartofQualitative Research Reports in Communicationen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectAccountabilityen
dc.subjectAddressivityen
dc.subjectBakhtinen
dc.subjectCOVID-19en
dc.subjectDiscursive Psychologyen
dc.subjectPandemicen
dc.subjectUK Politiciansen
dc.titleShaping the UK Government’s public communications on COVID-19: General, follower, other?en
dc.typeArticleen
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rioxxterms.publicationdate2021-12-30
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qmu.authorMcVittie, Chrisen
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