Social Policy, the Media, and Misrepresentation


A radical collection of chapters by academics; journalists and broadcasters, Social Policy, the Media and Misrepresentation examines aspects of news media reporting of social policy and how such coverage can influence processes of policy making and implementation. With detailed case studies, the various chapters explore: social work and child protection; housing and homelessness; the charity and voluntary sectors; poverty and welfare policy; health (including HIV/AIDS) and mental health; and education and criminal justice.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Bob Franklin
  • David Brindle
  • David Deacon
  • Kevin Williams
  • Meryl Aidridge
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1999


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