The rise of single issues

16 Mar

Here’s one paradox: the rise in single issue activism goes together with a decline in party political membership and election turnout. Here’s another paradox: the question whether it’s the role of the media to report events or to set the agenda for public opinion.

Kirsty Milne addresses these issues in an analysis piece in yesterday’s Guardian and in a free Demos publication to be launched tomorrow.

These topics were also addressed in a report from the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology: The Great GM Food Debate published in 2000.

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