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Introduction to the themed issue - Corporate power : agency, communication, influence and social policy

Miller, David and Mooney, G. (2010) Introduction to the themed issue - Corporate power : agency, communication, influence and social policy. Critical Social Policy, 30 (4). pp. 459-471. ISSN 0261-0183

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    Abstract

    This paper introduces this themed issue of Critical Social Policy on the question of corporate power. Corporate power is recognized as an important agent in social policy making and delivery. However, to date there has been comparatively little attention to the crucial role that lobbying and corporate 'spin' play in helping to shape policy making contexts. This special issue of Critical Social Policy is concerned to bring such issues to the mainstream of social policy analysis. It is argued here that the rise of spin and public relations is a key feature of neoliberalism in the past two decades. These have worked to reshape policy making, resulting in pronounced changes in the content and process of policy making and it is argued that these have tended to marginalize or undermine democratic processes.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 27864
    Keywords: corporate spin, corporate power, communication, social policy, globalization, lobbying, neoliberalism, public relations, Sociology, Political Science and International Relations
    Subjects: Social Sciences > Sociology
    Department: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > Geography and Sociology
    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Sociology
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    Depositing user: Miss Darcy Spiller
    Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2010 11:42
    Last modified: 27 Mar 2014 21:17
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/27864

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