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Packaging Politics By Bob Franklin

Packaging Politics
by Bob Franklin

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Packaging Politics examines the various ways in which politicians, spin doctors and special advisers, in political parties, in local government and Parliament have become increasingly enthusiastic and effective in using mass media to present and promote themselves and their policies to the public
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Packaging Politics: Political Communications in Britain's Media Democracy by Bob Franklin

Packaging Politics 2nd Edition examines the various ways in which politicians, spin doctors and special advisers, in political parties, in central and local government and in Parliament have become increasingly enthusiastic and effective in using mass media to present and promote themselves and their policies to the public. Bob Franklin argues that packaging politics has potentially troublesome implications for the political process in a democracy. Beginning with Government spin doctor Jo Moore's suggestion of September 11th, 2001 that 'its a very good day to bury bad news', Bob Franklin illustrates the extent to which politicians' determination to set the news agenda, to use media to inform, shape and manage public discourse about policy and politics, has become a crucial component of modern statecraft and systems of governance. This thoroughly revised, updated and authoritative study of political communications in Britain draws on interviews with key journalists and politicians and recent academic studies of general elections and political marketing, as well as official reports on special advisors, Government information services, Government advertising expenditure and party election broadcasts, to examine the changing character of political communications in Britain since the election of New Labour in 1997.

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About Bob Franklin


Bob Franklin is Professor of Journalism Studies at Cardiff University, UK.

Table of Contents


Part 1 Political communications and packaging politics: packaging politics - an overview of the argument. Part 2 The political communicators: censorship, news management and the lobby; new Labour and the end of spin?; government advertising - selling policies like cornflakes?; local government public relations - spinning the local agenda; packaging the postmodern election; local newspapers, local parties and reporting the constituency campaign; parliamentary communications - "The Best Show in Town"? Part 3 The audience and political communication: political communication and audiences - informing or persuading the public.

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GOR002804525
Packaging Politics: Political Communications in Britain's Media Democracy by Bob Franklin
Bob Franklin
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2004-01-30
280
0340761946
9780340761946
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