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Author Tiffen, Rodney.

Title Scandals : media, politics & corruption in contemporary Australia / Rodney Tiffen
Published Sydney : University of New South Wales Press, [1999]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 291 page, pages)
Contents The Public Careers of Scandals -- Origins and Emergence -- The incidence versus the visibility of corruption -- Circles of secrecy, channels of disclosure -- Uncertain beginnings -- The Growth of Scandals: Supply and Demand -- Continuing supply: Political prosecution -- Continuing but constrained supply: Official proceedings -- Continuing demand: Newsworthiness -- Snowballing Scandals -- Three-sided conflicts -- Backstage behaviour -- Hyper-demand: Feeding frenzies -- Avalanche: Rampant Royal Commissions -- Scandals as Politics -- Prosecution and Defence: Conflicting Interests in Scandals -- Dilemmas of defence -- Strategies of containment and counter-attack -- Strategies of prosecution -- Deepening Mires: The Development of Secondary Themes -- Duplicity -- The politics of procedures and penalties -- Evolving agendas -- Consequences -- Personal -- Partisan -- Policy -- Lapdog, Watchdog, Wolf: The Media's Role in Scandals -- The watchdog ideal -- The muzzled watchdog -- Lapdog -- Wolf -- The yapping pack -- Scandals, Corruption and Democracy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and (pages 274-281) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Political corruption -- Australia.
Scandals in mass media.
Scandals -- Australia.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585343853 (electronic bk.)
9780585343853 (electronic bk.)