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The role of public relations in deliberative systems

Edwards, Lee (2016) The role of public relations in deliberative systems. Journal of Communication, 66 (1). pp. 60-81. ISSN 0021-9916

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Identification Number: 10.1111/jcom.12199

Abstract

This article reframes public relations' contribution to democracy in light of the recent turn to deliberative systems in democratic theory. I consider the problematic that public relations poses to normative models of deliberative democracy, and how that problematic has been addressed in public relations theory thus far. I suggest that deliberative systems provide a more robust basis for theorizing public relations' role in deliberation and propose an analytical approach for understanding the complex and sometimes contradictory role of public relations in deliberative democracy. The framework provides a starting point for locating public relations' engagement in deliberative systems and evaluating its effects.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(IS...
Additional Information: © 2017 John Wiley & Sons
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2017 10:33
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2019 02:35
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/85087

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