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Governing at a distance-politicians in the blogosphere

Abstract:

This paper examines blogs by three senior politicians as examples of governing at a distance. It considers how the translation of policy messages might be supported by what Scannell has called the 'for-everyone-as-someone' structure of communication. Three communicative characteristics of the blogs are considered: politicians' attempts to seem like ordinary people; their efforts to manage time and appear spontaneous; and their claims to be conversing with and listening to the public. The pape...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Law
Sub department:
Law Faculty
Role:
Author
Journal:
Information Polity
Volume:
13
Issue:
1-2
Pages:
7-20
Publication date:
2008-01-01
EISSN:
1875-8754
ISSN:
1570-1255
Source identifiers:
479218
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:479218
UUID:
uuid:cca24733-29f8-4925-b6f2-b837e0a7d777
Local pid:
pubs:479218
Deposit date:
2014-09-17

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