Public Affairs for Journalists

Public Affairs for Journalists

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Public Affairs for Journalists is a punchy and practical introduction to all aspects of central and local government. It provides journalism students with all the information they will need to cover public affairs confidently. The text starts with the emergence of Britain's constitution, the changing role of the monarchy and the origins of parliamentary democracy. It goes on to explore the roles of individual departments of state, such as the Treasury, and recent moves away from 'biggovernment' towards more commercially driven forms of public service delivery. It also looks at Britain's position in the world with chapters on the EU and IR. The second half of the book examines the evolution of the present-day council framework. It explores the complexities of local government finance and explores the roles of elected councillors, emergency services and individual departments. The book concludes by looking at the Freedom of Information Act. Public Affairs for Journalistsis accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, which includes: For Students: Regular updates Web links... and receives ring-fenced grants from central government to fund repairs and upkeep. hybrid structure a type of local government ... Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) a national quango responsible for investigating complaints against chief ... which was set up in each local authority area under the Local Government Act 2000 to adjudicate independently on any ... Value- Added Tax (VAT) and excise duties on tobacco and alcohol are examples of indirect taxes.


Title:Public Affairs for Journalists
Author: James Morrison
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2009
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