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


Reference code(s): GB 0097 DEACON

Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science

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

Date(s): 1998-1999

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 2 boxes

Name of creator(s): Deacon | David N | fl 1997-2000


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.


Scope and content/abstract:

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.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

2 boxes

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Conditions governing reproduction:

No documents may be photocopied.without the permission of the donor. No material may be published without the prior permission of both the copyright holder and the Library. All applications for publication must be made to the Archivist in the first instance, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user.

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Finding aids:

More detailed catalogue available from Archives staff


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Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

David Deacon via Qualidata.


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Archivist's note: Sources: Copied from LSE Archives CALM database.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: Feb 2008

Advertising | Communication process
Communication control | Communication policy
Interviews | Field work | Research work
News agencies | Publishing industry
Nongovernmental organizations | International organizations | International politics

Personal names
Deacon | David N | fl 1997-2000

Corporate names