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Commercialisation of government communications:submission to the Government Communications Review Group, Stirling Media Research Institute

Miller, David (2003) Commercialisation of government communications:submission to the Government Communications Review Group, Stirling Media Research Institute. Discussion paper. HMSO, Edinburgh, UK.

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    Abstract

    Much of the debate around government communications has focused on the use of special advisers, the lobby system and the centralisation of the system under Alastair Campbell. This is a legitimate focus and much has been said on this topic which is borne out by our own research.2 However the purpose of this submission is to raise a different set of issues which are less often discussed. These relate in particular to the organisation of the civil service and government communications and to the increased role of commercial agencies and commercial criteria in running and evaluating government communications. I wish to concentrate on six aspects. These do not fit very neatly under the headings of the review but are most relevant to the issues of context, politicisation and organisation.

    Item type: Monograph (Discussion paper)
    ID code: 1547
    Keywords: spin, lobbying, government communications, lobby system, Scotland, Political science (General)
    Subjects: Political Science > Political institutions (Europe) > Scotland
    Political Science > Political science (General)
    Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Sociology
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    Depositing user: Prof David Miller
    Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2006
    Last modified: 19 Jul 2013 21:55
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/1547

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