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Politics and public relations - should they hang together?

Moloney, K., 2006. Politics and public relations - should they hang together? In: Government Communication Workshop, 10 Mar 2006, London. (Unpublished)

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I argue that it is hard to distinguish between public relations and much of modern politics in the UK and that an important part of this conflation is a thoroughly bad thing. The working styles and job contents of spin doctor, lobbyist, event manager, corporate re-brander, special adviser and politician are merging, and making the distinctions of former, less presentationally conscious times harder to grasp. The merging has been given the mightiest of shoves by the behaviour of New Labour and has been much encouraged by the Mountfield Report (1998) on government communications.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Public Relations
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:209
Deposited On:02 Jan 2008
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:05


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