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Experts without expertise: how the IFS, NAO, and OBR are underutilized in British newspapers

Walsh, Catherine (2020) Experts without expertise: how the IFS, NAO, and OBR are underutilized in British newspapers. British Politics and Policy at LSE (29 Oct 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Economic news uses recognizable experts to describe the government’s fiscal position, a necessary first step in justifying to citizens how the government borrows and spends. Catherine Walsh argues that press text constructs expert judgments as superior by representing the experts as properly positioned to judge, not by representing their judgments as being better informed.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2020 10:54
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 01:13
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/107337

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