A Quiet Word Lobbying, Crony Capitalism and Broken Politics in Britain

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Publisher's Synopsis

Q. What's worth £2,000,000,000, answers to no-one and operates out of public sight?
A. Britain's influence industry

The corporate takeover of democracy is no conspiracy theory - it's happening, and it affects every aspect of our lives: the food we eat, the places we live, the temperature of our planet, how we spend our money and how our money is spent for us. And much more.

A Quiet Word shows just how effectively the voice of public interest is being drowned out by the word in the ear from the professional persuaders of the lobbying industry. And if you've never heard about them, that's because the most effective lobbying goes unnoticed.

A Quiet Word shines the brightest of lights into one of the darkest and least-understood corners of our political culture. It is essential, urgent, authoritative reading for anyone interested in our democracy and where this country is heading.

And by showing how influence is constructed, it puts power back in your hands.

About the Publisher

Vintage

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Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099578314
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
DEWEY: 324.40941
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xii, 386
Weight: 284g
Height: 199mm
Width: 128mm
Spine width: 25mm