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Thinker, faker, spinner, spy : corporate PR and the assault on democracy

Author: William Dinan; David Miller
Publisher: London : Pluto Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bringing together leading activists and writers from the United States and beyond, this book unmasks the covert and undemocratic world of corporate spin.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thinker, faker, spinner, spy.
London : Pluto Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608086210
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Dinan; David Miller
ISBN: 9780745324456 0745324452 0745324444 9780745324449
OCLC Number: 123113882
Description: viii, 324 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction, Unearthing corporate spin / William Dinan and David Miller --
Public relations and the subversion of democracy / David Miller and William Dinan --
Achilles has two heels : crises of capitalists globalisation / Leslie Sklair --
Tour of the United Kingdom's public relations industry / Chris Grimshaw --
Powers behind the throne : Washington's top political strategists / Laura Miller --
Spinning farmed salmon / David Miller --
Exxon's foot soldiers : the case of the International Policy Network / Andy Rowell --
Biotech's fake persuaders / Jonathan Matthews --
Fighting dirty wars : spying for the arms trade / Eveline Lubbers --
Manufacturing a neoliberal climate : recent reform initiatives in Germany / Ulrich Mueller --
Globalising politics : spinning US 'democracy assistance' programmes / Gerald Sussman --
Behind the screens : corporate lobbying and EU audiovisual policy / Granville Williams --
Spinning money : corporate public relations and the London Stock Exchange / Aeron Davis --
Atlantic semantic : New Labour's US connections / William Clark --
Unmasking public relations / Bob Burton --
Corporate power in Europe : the Brussels 'lobbycracy' / Olivier Hoedeman --
Killer Coke / Andy Higginbottom.
Responsibility: edited by William Dinan and David Miller.
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