The Rhetoric of Brexit Humour

The Rhetoric of Brexit Humour

Hislop, I. (2016) Private Eye Annual 2016. London: Private Eye Productions Ltd. Hislop, I. (2018) Private Eye Annual 2018. London: Private Eye Productions Ltd. Holm, N. (2017) Humour as Politics. The Political Aesthetic of Contemporary ...

Author: Simon Weaver

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000452563

Category: Social Science

Page: 175

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Since 2016 there has been an outpouring of humour, comedy and satire on the United Kingdom’s EU Referendum and decision to leave the EU, or Brexit. This book examines the relationship between Brexit and its comedy, exploring how Brexit and comedy are connected in both Leave and Remain discourse. It argues that both populism and comedy are rhetorical in nature and so are linked through their semantic structure and communicative potential. Considering the incongruities that Brexit presents for British society, the author analyses the populism that has emerged from those incongruities in the form of ironic, ambiguous and dichotomous discourse. Through the analysis of a range of comedy on the EU Referendum and Brexit, including material from stand-up and situation comedy, and political satire of various types, The Rhetoric of Brexit Humour examines the way in which comedy acts as a rhetoric that draws on, supports and attacks the discourses of Brexit. This provides not just an advance in our understanding of political satire but also a clearer description of the nature of populism. This book will appeal to sociologists, political scientists, media and communications scholars, and anyone interested in Brexit, populism and comedy.
Categories: Social Science

The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights

The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights

Gwinnett, B. et al. (1776). Declaration of Independence. Available at:www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration_transcript.html [Accessed 14 Apr. 2016]. Hislop, I., ed. (2009). Private Eye Annual. London: Private Eye.

Author: Howard Tumber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317215127

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

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The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights offers a comprehensive and contemporary survey of the key themes, approaches and debates in the field of media and human rights. The Companion is the first collection to bring together two distinct ways of thinking about human rights and media, including scholarship that examines media as a human right alongside that which looks at media coverage of human rights issues. This international collection of 49 newly written pieces thus provides a unique overview of current research in the field, while also providing historical context to help students and scholars appreciate how such developments depart from past practices. The volume examines the universal principals of freedom of expression, legal instruments, the right to know, media as a human right, and the role of media organisations and journalistic work. It is organised thematically in five parts: Communication, Expression and Human Rights Media Performance and Human Rights: Political Processes Media Performance and Human Rights: News and Journalism Digital Activism, Witnessing and Human Rights Media Representation of Human Rights: Cultural, Social and Political. Individual essays cover an array of topics, including mass-surveillance, LGBT advocacy, press law, freedom of information and children’s rights in the digital age. With contributions from both leading scholars and emerging scholars, the Companion offers an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach to media and human rights allowing for international comparisons and varying perspectives. The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights provides a comprehensive introduction to the current field useful for both students and researchers, and defines the agenda for future research.
Categories: Social Science

Bean Counters

Bean Counters

Private Eye reported the story as 'Grand Duchy Originals' in issue 1314, published 22 May 2012. ... Evidence from German Green MEP Sven Giegold at trial in Luxembourg, 29 April 2016. ... PwC Luxembourg Annual Review 2016.

Author: Richard Brooks

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786490308

Category: Business & Economics

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'A devastating exposé.' Mail on Sunday They helped cause the 2008 financial crash. They created a global tax avoidance industry. They lurk behind the scenes at every level of government... The world's 'Big Four' accountancy firms - PwC, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and KPMG - have become a gilded elite. Up in the high six figures, an average partner salary rivals that of a Premier League footballer. But how has the seemingly humdrum profession of accountancy got to this level? And what is the price we pay for their excesses? Leading investigative journalist Richard Brooks charts the profession's rise to global influence and offers a gripping exposé of the accountancy industry. From underpinning global tax avoidance to corrupting world football, Bean Counters reveals how the accountants have used their central role in the economy to sell management consultancy services that send billions in fees its way. A compelling history informed by numerous insider interviews, this is essential reading for anyone interested in how our economy works and the future of accountancy.
Categories: Business & Economics

World Yearbook of Education 2016

World Yearbook of Education 2016

Paper presented at the annual conference of the British Educational Research Association, London, September. Mills, C. (2012). ... Private Eye. (2012). Phonics a friend. Private Eye, 1317(12). Raffo, C. and Gunter, H. M. (2008).

Author: Antoni Verger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317518709

Category: Education

Page: 314

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This latest volume in the World Yearbook of Education series examines the global education industry both in OECD* countries as well as developing countries, and presents the works of scholars based in different parts of the word who have significantly contributed to this area of research. Focusing on the areas of cross-over in public-private partnerships in education, WYBE 2016 critically examines the actors and factors that have propelled the global rise of the education industry. Split into three key sections, Part I explores how education agendas are shaped; Part II considers the private financing of education and the export of school improvements to professional consultancies; and Part III analyses new market niches, such as low-fee private schooling and for-profit education provisions. The book draws upon case studies of many global organizations, including: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Pearson Affordable Learning Fund Bridge International Academies Teach for All Omega Schools Co-edited by three internationally renowned scholars, Antoni Verger, Christopher Lubienski and Gita Steiner-Khamsi, WYBE 2016 will be a valuable resource for researchers, graduates and policy makers who are interested in the global education industry. *Convention on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Categories: Education

Consultants and Consultancy the Case of Education

Consultants and Consultancy  the Case of Education

Private Eye. (2012, July 12). Phonics a friend. Private Eye, No. 1317. PwC. (2008). Academies evaluation: Fifth annual report. London: DCSF. PwC. (2011). Out in the open delivering public service reform. London: PWC. PwC. (2016a).

Author: Helen M. Gunter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319488790

Category: Education

Page: 160

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This book is a comprehensive study into and about consultants doing consultancy, and having influence in ways that generate concerns about an emerging ‘consultocracy’, with privileged access to governments and public services. It presents a detailed mapping of consultants and consultancy in education as a site of change and modernisation in public sector service provision. It considers consultancy at a macro-level of globalised policy, at a meso-level of national government policy, and at a micro level with vivid descriptions and analyses of consultants at work. The rapid rise of ‘edubusinesses’, combined with the restructuring of public services in western style democracies, has generated new types of ‘knowledge actors’ within education policy. Three main developments that have led to this change are: the entry of education policy and service consultants from within major companies into the public education market place; the emergence of ‘celebrity’ entrepreneurial actors and private businesses who make interventions into Universities and schools; and the rapid growth of small businesses based on individuals who have relocated their work from the public to the private sector. Such knowledge actors and the complexities they bring to public education are as yet under described and largely un-theorized. Based on current research and drawing upon a range of theoretical tools, this book fills the gap. Gunter and Mills provide an invaluable contribution to scholarship on the neoliberal restructuring of public education by mapping and analyzing the under-examined yet central role of corporate education consultants. Their thoughtful and thorough discussion expands our understanding of how consultants promote and trade in the ideologies of corporate culture. Gunter and Mills show how consultants are integral to both knowledge making practices in schools and a radical reform agenda for schools in the UK and around the globe. This is an accessible and important volume for not just policy and politics scholars but anyone concerned about defending public forms of education and associated living at a moment when they are increasingly being positioned for pillage by profiteers. Kenneth J. Saltman, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA
Categories: Education

Making Eye Health a Population Health Imperative

Making Eye Health a Population Health Imperative

The coverage of eye exams under private vision insurance plans available to the general public is similar. ... full coverage or require a $10 copay for an annual eye exam with dilation as necessary (EyeMed, 2016; VSP, 2016a,b,c).

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309439985

Category: Medical

Page: 587

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The ability to see deeply affects how human beings perceive and interpret the world around them. For most people, eyesight is part of everyday communication, social activities, educational and professional pursuits, the care of others, and the maintenance of personal health, independence, and mobility. Functioning eyes and vision system can reduce an adult's risk of chronic health conditions, death, falls and injuries, social isolation, depression, and other psychological problems. In children, properly maintained eye and vision health contributes to a child's social development, academic achievement, and better health across the lifespan. The public generally recognizes its reliance on sight and fears its loss, but emphasis on eye and vision health, in general, has not been integrated into daily life to the same extent as other health promotion activities, such as teeth brushing; hand washing; physical and mental exercise; and various injury prevention behaviors. A larger population health approach is needed to engage a wide range of stakeholders in coordinated efforts that can sustain the scope of behavior change. The shaping of socioeconomic environments can eventually lead to new social norms that promote eye and vision health. Making Eye Health a Population Health Imperative: Vision for Tomorrow proposes a new population-centered framework to guide action and coordination among various, and sometimes competing, stakeholders in pursuit of improved eye and vision health and health equity in the United States. Building on the momentum of previous public health efforts, this report also introduces a model for action that highlights different levels of prevention activities across a range of stakeholders and provides specific examples of how population health strategies can be translated into cohesive areas for action at federal, state, and local levels.
Categories: Medical

The Great Education Robbery

The Great Education Robbery

Office of the Schools Adjudicator Annual Report September 2014 to August 2015, November 2015↩ Paxton-Doggett, Katie. ... 2016. Educational Excellence Everywhere, London: The Stationery Office↩ 22 Private Eye, 19 February – 3rd March ...

Author: Nigel Gann

Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers

ISBN: 9781398432727

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

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Nigel Gann explains how English schools provided by local councils and embedded in communities were grabbed by an authoritarian government and handed to billionaire business owners. Administrators and academics with knowledge and understanding built up over decades were replaced by a new ‘educational establishment’ of hedge-fund investors and political cronies. Utilising the ‘seven deadly sins’ of corporatised schools, a new ‘blob’ turned a public good into a milch cow for privately-educated politicians and their mates. Then they abandoned Europe and exploited a world-wide killer disease to corner the market in government contracts. But Gann offers a way forward. "Nigel Gann's analysis should be read by anyone who is interested in the reality of how control of our schools has become much less democratic. The account of this experienced school governor and teacher makes compulsive reading." Warwick Mansell, writer/editor of the website Education Uncovered. “The book is an excellent read . . . I recommend it to all those involved in the school system in England – you will gain new and important insights.” Chris James, Emeritus Professor of Educational Leadership and Management, Department of Education, University of Bath “Nigel Gann offers an impassioned rejection of the celebrated gains of ‘academisation’ in the English education system and communicates a new vision of education, with public trust, transparency and localism at its core.” Dr Andrew Wilkins, Goldsmiths, University of London “A fascinating read into the world of education through the lens of the forced academisation of a rural primary school.” Raj Unsworth, chair of governors, special advisor to Headteachers Roundtable
Categories: Political Science

Economy Crime and Wrong in a Neoliberal Era

Economy  Crime and Wrong in a Neoliberal Era

1–32. Bohlen, Celestine. 2017. 'American Democracy is Drowning in Money', The New York Times (20 September). Brooks, Richard, and Solomon Hughes. 2016. 'Public Servants, Private Paydays', Private Eye 1426 (2–15 September): 19–24.

Author: James G. Carrier

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781789200454

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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Corporate scandals since the 1990s have made it clear that economic wrong-doing is more common in Western societies than might be expected. This volume examines the relationship between such wrong-doing and the neoliberal orientations, policies, and practices that have been influential since around 1980, considering whether neoliberalism has affected the likelihood that people and firms will act in ways that many people would consider wrong. It furthermore asks whether ideas of economic right and wrong have become so fragmented and localized that collective judgement has become almost impossible.
Categories: Social Science

Understanding the Private Public Divide

Understanding the Private   Public Divide

Revolving doors special report', Private Eye (2–15 Sep. 2016), 19–24. Brown, G., J. Prescott, and R. F. Cook, ... Buffet, W. R., 'Chairman's letter, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. 2003 annual report', Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (n.p., 27 Feb.

Author: Avner Offer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108853521

Category: Business & Economics

Page:

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Markets are taken as the norm in economics and in much of political and media discourse. But if markets are superior why does the public sector remain so large? Avner Offer provides a distinctive new account of the effective temporal limits on private, public, and social activity. Understanding the Private–Public Divide accounts for the division of labour between business and the public sector, how it changes over time, where the boundaries ought to run, and the harm that follows if they are violated. He explains how finance forces markets to focus on short-term objectives and why business requires special privileges in return for long-term commitment. He shows how a private sector policy bias leads to inequality, insecurity, and corruption. Integrity used to be the norm and it can be achieved again. Only governments can manage uncertainty in the long-term interests of society, as shown by the challenge of climate change.
Categories: Business & Economics