An analysis of the production and consumption of the communications of Make Poverty History, a high profile episode of social movement protest in the UK. The book follows the campaign throughout its lifetime and explores how attitudes towards government and political opportunities influenced the negotiation of communications.
About the Author
NICOLAS SIREAU started as a financial journalist before moving into charity communications and fundraising. After being Director for Communications for international development agency Progressio, he moved to his current position as founding director of SolarAid, a new and fast growing NGO that uses solar power to fight poverty and climate change.
"Sireau's work is a rare example of an informed study of political campaigning from the inside. Its mix of first-hand observation and intellectual insight will make fascinating reading for both scholars and practitioners in the field of political communication."--Aeron Davis, Senior Lecturer in Political Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
"Nick Sireaus case-study engages with central issues in the modern publicity process, in particular that complex interplay between political institutions, issue activism, the media and the public that campaigns now involve. His analysis and arguments are illuminating for our wider understanding of contemporary public culture."--Professor John Corner, University of Liverpool, UK