Open Access Honors Program Thesis
Political corruption--United States--Press coverage; Political corruption--China--Press coverage; Political corruption--United States--Public opinion; Political corruption--China--Public opinion;
This thesis compares media portrayals of political corruption in the United States of America versus the People’s Republic of China. Political corruption is considerably understudied and poses a serious threat to the social, political, and economic wellbeing of all nations. By studying each country’s corresponding media portrayals, this thesis was able to identify how seemingly opposing styles of government and culture framed political corruption in their own nation and abroad. In examining each country’s national newspapers, this study resulted in two major findings: 1) each country had differing ideas of corruption; and 2) these portrayals played a role in framing each country’s corresponding values and political agenda.
Date of Award
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
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©2016 Tatiana Rice
Rice, Tatiana, "Contrasting American and Chinese exceptionalism : Representations of political corruption" (2016). Honors Program Theses. 246.