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Political communication in the age of austerity: unless you can claim genuine authenticity – like UKIP’s Nigel Farage – then you will struggle to convince

Beckett, Charlie (2013) Political communication in the age of austerity: unless you can claim genuine authenticity – like UKIP’s Nigel Farage – then you will struggle to convince. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (18 May 2013) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Charlie Beckett explores the lessons in political communication illustrated by Nigel Farage and UKIP in the UK. In an age of scepticism, one value that the voters want – authenticity – is rendered undeliverable by a professional political class that seek to secure their power with risk-averse, non-interactive communication. Farage has been able to appeal to voters precisely because he is genuine and unrehearsed, and because UKIP exists outside of the political mainstream.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s)
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2017 14:05
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/72647/

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