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Multiple arenas, multiple populations: counting organized interests in Scottish public policy. (2011)
Book Chapter
HALPIN, D., BAXTER, G. and MACLEOD, I. 2012. Multiple arenas, multiple populations: counting organized interests in Scottish public policy. In Halpin, D. and Jordan, G. (eds.) The scale of interest organization in democratic politics: data and research methods. London: Palgrave Macmillan [online], pages 118-140. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230359239_6

The basic premise of this book is that counting populations of organized interests is a worthwhile activity. The opening chapter - not to mention many of the contributions - provides numerous persuasive reasons. In this chapter, all this is taken for... Read More about Multiple arenas, multiple populations: counting organized interests in Scottish public policy..

Spin, smoke-filled rooms, and the decline of council reporting by British local newspapers: the slow demise of town hall transparency. (2011)
Book Chapter
MORRISON, J. 2011. Spin, smoke-filled rooms, and the decline of council reporting by British local newspapers: the slow demise of town hall transparency. In Charles, A. and Stewart, G. (eds.) The end of journalism: news in the twenty-first century. Bern: Peter Lang [online], pages 193-210. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3726/978-3-0353-0150-2

If there is one realm of public life in which the provincial press has long justified the mantle 'fourth estate', it is in fulfilling its time-honoured role as principal scrutinizer (and critic) of local government. For generations, regional newspape... Read More about Spin, smoke-filled rooms, and the decline of council reporting by British local newspapers: the slow demise of town hall transparency..