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Propaganda managed democracy: the UK and the lessons of Iraq

Miller, David (2005) Propaganda managed democracy: the UK and the lessons of Iraq. In: Telling the Truth: Socialist Register 2006. Merlin Press, Wales. ISBN 0850365600

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Abstract

How does power shape ideas and ideologies today? Who controls the information on which public discussion rests? How is power used to exclude critical thought in politics, the media, universities, state policy-making? Has neo-liberal globalisation introduced a new era of state duplicity, corporate manipulation of truth and intellectual conformity? Are we entering a new age of unreason? The Socialist Register 2006 examines contemporary public debate and policy-making, scientific and social scientific research, statistics, the media, the business 'community', the World Bank, humanitarian 'aid', the role of the theatre. What standards of intellectual integrity exist today? After postmodernism, is it still possible for truth to prevail over half-truths and lies?

Item type: Book Section
ID code: 1376
Keywords: capitalism, socialism, ideology, media power, neo-liberalism, Social Sciences (General), Political science (General), Print media
Subjects: Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
Political Science > Political science (General)
Fine Arts > Print media
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Sociology
Depositing user: Prof David Miller
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2006
Last modified: 15 Apr 2015 09:51
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URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/1376

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