McLaughlin, Eugene and Murji, Karim
advertising and police federation campaigns.
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1080/10439463.1998.9964796|
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The Police Federation has become an active and successful pressure group on policing and criminal justice issues in the U.K. This article traces the origins of the Federation through to two bitter and far reaching campaigns in the post-war period. The first was the Federation's law and order and pay campaign in the 1970s, the second its battle against the Conservative government's reform proposals during 1993. It is argued that these campaigns represented 'moments of truth' when the Federation took it case to the public, appealing above the heads of government and senior officers in pursuit of its goals. A notable, and perhaps unique feature of these campaigns is shifting the 'arena of negotiation' through the use of press advertisements. The core textual and pictorial images and representations of the police and policework deployed during these campaigns are examined through use of the richly suggestive concept of 'storylines'.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||1998 OPA (Overseas Publishers Association) N.V. Published by license under the Harwood Academic Publishers imprint, part of The Gordon and Breach Publishing Group.|
|Keywords:||Police Federation; pressure group; storylines; 'difference'; representation; advertising; new managerialism|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Social Sciences > Sociology|
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
|Depositing User:||Karim Murji|
|Date Deposited:||18 Oct 2011 14:58|
|Last Modified:||23 Oct 2012 14:26|
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