An Australian PR state?

Ward, Ian (2003) An Australian PR state?. Australian Journal of Communication, 30 1: 25-42.

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Author Ward, Ian
Title An Australian PR state?
Journal name Australian Journal of Communication   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0811-6202
Publication date 2003
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 30
Issue 1
Start page 25
End page 42
Total pages 18
Editor R. M. Petelin
Place of publication Brisbane, Australia
Publisher School of English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland
Collection year 2003
Language eng
Subject CX
360100 Political Science
750699 Government and politics not elsewhere classified
Abstract In their 1994 study Taxation and Representation, Deacon and Golding point to the extensive use of press and public relations professionals by governments to promote policy, and to outmanouvre their opponents. With the UK specifically in mind, they warn: 'we cannot ignore the massive expansion of the public relations state.' (p.6). What distinguishes their approach from the more usual preoccupation with the use of 'spin' to 'package' political leaders is a focus on the institutionalisation of public relations within government. In this paper, I explore the utililty of the concept, and consider what the broad features of an Australian 'PR State' might be.
Keyword Public relations
Public administration
Public service
Q-Index Code CX

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