Journalists, Spin Doctors and Lobbyists
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Open Scotland? by Philip Schlesinger
Book DescriptionScottish devolution brought high hopes for an open political culture. But how far have these been fulfilled? Open Scotland? argues that in the field of political communication the old, established ways of the British state still remain firmly in place. Westminster and Whitehall still cast long shadows over Edinburgh. This book offers the first full-scale coverage of how media, politicians and lobbyists interact in the new Scotland. Based on their exceptional first-hand access to the key players, Philip Schlesinger, David Miller and William Dinan have written an inside account of the struggles to establish the rules of the game for covering politics. They have talked to the journalists of Scotland's political media pack who are at the heart of the new political system and who have a decisive impact on the image of the Scottish Parliament and government. They have observed and interviewed the professional lobbyists and reveal their strategies for achieving a respectable image in Scottish public life. And they have analysed some of the key rows and the failures of news management inside Scotland's government. Open Scotland? offers an insight to the world of lobbyists, journalists and spin doctors, revealing the motivations behind the news stories in Scottish politics today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781902930282
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Polygon at Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Philip Schlesinger
Philip Schlessinger is Professor and Academic Director of the Centre for Cultural Policy Researchat the University of Glasgow. He is author of Putting 'Reality' Together: BBC News(Routledge), Media, State and Nation (Sage), Televising 'Terrorism' (Comedia), Women Viewing Violence (BFI), Reporting Crime (The Clarendon Press) and Men Viewing Violence (Broadcasting standards Commission). David Miller is a Fellow and Professor of Political Theory at Nuffield College, Oxford. He is the author of many books including Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction (2003), Citizenship and National Identity (2000), and Principles of Social Justice (1999).
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