DEACON, David N (fl 1997-2000): Quangos in the British News Media

Scope and Content

Papers of David N Deacon, 1998-1999, comprise detailed, semi-structured interviews with representatives from selected extra-governmental agencies (including both 'recognised' and 'non-recognised' quangos) regarding media and publicity issues, and with national and local news professionals regarding their use of quangos as news sources and their relationship with these executive agencies. All the interviews were made between 1998 and 1999. With a file containing interview schedules and 4 floppy disks.

Administrative / Biographical History

An ESRC funded project drawing together two key contemporary political debates: on the one hand, the democratic implications of the expansion in non-elective government in recent years, and on the other the media's growing centrality in the political system. Apart from providing unique data on the hitherto neglected relationship between these areas, the project aimed to contribute to current debates regarding democratic accountability, information flows, news management and state-media relations. The research programme combines several empirical strands various facets of the relationship between the appointive, Quasi-non governmental organisations ('Quangos') and the British news media.


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David Deacon via Qualidata.

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