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The Resource Sideshow : dumbing down democracy, Lindsay Tanner

Sideshow : dumbing down democracy, Lindsay Tanner

Label
Sideshow : dumbing down democracy
Title
Sideshow
Title remainder
dumbing down democracy
Statement of responsibility
Lindsay Tanner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"After spending much of my life dedicated to the serious craft of politics, I have to admit that I am distressed by what it is becoming. Under siege from commercial pressures and technological innovation, the media are retreating into an entertainment frame that has little tolerance for complex social and economic issues. In turn, politicians and parties are adapting their behaviour to suit the new rules of the game ? to such an extent that the contest of ideas is being supplanted by the contest for laughs. The two key rules that now govern the practice of Australian politics are: (1) Look like you're doing something; and (2) Don't offend anyone who matters. These imperatives are a direct consequence of the interaction between media coverage and political activity ? the aggregated outcome of countless individuals acting rationally in pursuit of their own interests. The sideshow syndrome, the overall result of these actions, is a direct threat to the nation's well-being"
Tone
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10025673
Cataloging source
ANL
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1956-
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Tanner, Lindsay
Dewey number
324.73
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Government and the press
  • Journalism
  • Mass media
  • Communication in politics
  • Mass media
  • Press and politics
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
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dumbing down democracy
Label
Sideshow : dumbing down democracy, Lindsay Tanner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-221) and index
Control code
000046581580
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 232 p.
Isbn
9781921844065
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)698482959
Label
Sideshow : dumbing down democracy, Lindsay Tanner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-221) and index
Control code
000046581580
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 232 p.
Isbn
9781921844065
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)698482959

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