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Business-Managed Democracy

“Business-managed democracies are those in which the political and cultural arrangements are managed in the interests of business”

Sharon Beder

Business-Managed Environment


Beder, Sharon, 1993, 'Sydney's Toxic Green Olympics', Current Affairs Bulletin 70(6), November, pp.12-18.

Beder, Sharon, 1999, Selling a Leaky Landfill as the "World's Best Practice", PR Watch, 6(2), p. 9.

Beder, Sharon, 1999, Media Self-Censorship in Australia's Olympics Bid, PR Watch, 6(2), pp. 7-8.

Beder, Sharon, 1999, Greenwashing an Olympic-Sized Toxic Dump, PR Watch, 6(2), pp. 1-6.

Beder, Sharon and Michael Shortland, ‘Siting a hazardous waste facility: the tangled web of risk communication’, Public Understanding of Science, Vol. 1 (1992) , pp. 139-60.

Bleifuss, Joel, 1995, ‘Covering the Earth with “Green PR”’, PR Watch, Vol. 2, No. 1 , pp. 1-7.

Blyskal, Jeff and Marie Blyskal, 1985, PR: How the Public Relations Industry Writes the News (New York: William Morrow and Co.)

Brody, E. W. 1992, ‘The Domain of Public Relations’, Public Relations Review, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 349-64.

Bruno, Kenny and Joshua Karliner, 2000, 'Tangled Up In Blue: Corporate Partnerships at the United Nations', CorpWatch, 1 September.

Burke, Edmund M. 1999, Corporate Community Relations: The Principle of Neighbour of Choice (Westport, Connecticut: Quorum Books).

Carothers, Andre, 1993, ‘The Green Machine’, New Internationalist (August) , pp. 14-16.

Fombrun, Charles J. 1996, Reputation: Realizing value from the corporate image (Boston, Mass.: Harvard Business School Press).

Fumento, Michael, 1993, Science Under Siege: Balancing Technology and the Environment (New York: William Morrow and Co).

Gibbs, Lois Marie and The Citizens Clearinghouse for Hazardous Waste, 1995, Dying from Dioxin (Boston, MA: South End Press).

Hallahan, Kirk, 1994, ‘Public relations and the circumvention of the press’, Public Relations Quarterly, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 17-19.

Harris, James, 1992, ‘Working with environmental groups’, Public Relations Journal, May, pp. 24-5.

Harrison, Bruce, 1991, ‘Plowing new ground in environmental affairs’, Public Relations Journal, April, pp. 32-3.

Harrison, E. Bruce, 1993, Going Green: How to Communicate Your Company’s Environmental Commitment (Homewood, IL: Business One Irwin).

Helvarg, David, 1994, The War Against the Greens: The “Wise-Use” Movement, the New Right, and Anti-Environmental Violence (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books).

Jenkins, Jolyon, 1990, ‘Who’s the Greenest?’, New Statesman & Society (17 August), pp. 18-20.

Lesly, Philip, 1992, ‘Coping with Opposition Groups’, Public Relations Review, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 325-34.

Lindheim, James, 1989, ‘Restoring the Image of the Chemical Industry’, Chemistry and Industry, Vol. 15, No. 7 August, pp. 491-4.

Makower, Joel, 1996, 'Just the facts', E: the Environmental Magazine, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 48, 50.

Marconi, Joe, 1996, Image Marketing: Using Public Perceptions to Attain Business Objectives (Chicago: NTC Business Books).

Mellow, Craig, 1989, ‘Remaking PR’s Image’, Across the Board, Vol. 26, No. 7, pp. 33-9.

Montague, Peter, 1993, 'PR firms for hire to undermine democracy', Rachel's Hazardous Waste News, No. 361, 27 October.

Munday, Alicia, Arthur E. Rowse and Ana Arana, 1992, ‘Is the Press any Match for Powerhouse PR?’, Columbia Journalism Review, Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 27-34.

Nelson, Joyce, 1993, ‘Great Global Greenwash: Burson-Marsteller, Pax Trilateral, and the Brundtland Gang vs. the Environment’, CovertAction, No. 44, pp. 26-33, 57-8.

Nelson, Joyce, 1993, 'Burson-Marsteller, Pax Trilateral, and the Brundtland Gang Vs. The Environment', The New Catalyst, no 26, pp. 1-3, 8-9.

Nelson, Joyce, 1989, Sultans of Sleeze: Public Relations and the Media (Toronto: Between the Lines.

Patton, Baz, 1995, ‘Bad public relations’, Green Left, 6 December.

Rauber, Paul, 1994, ‘Beyond Greenwash: An insider’s guide to duping the public’, Sierra, Vol. 79, No. 4 , pp. 47-50.

Ridgeway, James, 1995, ‘Greenwashing Earth Day’, Village Voice, 25 April.

Stauber, John, 1993, ‘Spies for hire—Mongoven, Biscoe & Duchin, Inc.’, PR Watch, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1-5.

Stauber, John C and Sheldon Rampton, 1995, ‘“Democracy” For Hire: Public Relations and Environmental Movements’, The Ecologist, Vol. 25, No. 5 , pp. 173-80.

Stauber, John C and Sheldon Rampton, 1995, Toxic Sludge is Good for You! Lies, Damn Lies and the Public Relations Industry. Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press.

Stauber, John C and Sheldon Rampton, 1995/6, ‘Deforming Consent: The public relations industry’s secret war on activists’, CovertAction Quarterly, No. 55, pp. 18-25, 57.

Weinberg, Jack, ed., 1995, ‘Dow Brand Dioxin: Dow Makes You Poison Great Things’, Greenpeace.