On this page we have collected articles in academic journals that explicitly focus on political public relations and that apply public relations theories to political contexts and processes. By listing the articles here we do not necessarily endorse them, but think they are worth reading for those interested in political public relations. The articles are ordered by publication date.
– Larsson, Larsåke (2012). From yearly to daily press meetings: The development of the government press relations in Sweden. Public Relations Inquiry, 1(3), 257-283.
– Mordecai Lee (2012). The President’s Listening Post: Nixon’s Failed Experiment in Government Public Relations. Public Relations Review, 38(1), 22-31.
– Hilary Fussell Sisco (2012). Nonprofit in Crisis: An Examination of the Applicability of Situational Crisis Communication Theory. Journal of Public Relations Research, 24(1), 1-17.
– Sora Kim & Brooke Fisher Liu (2012). Are All Crises Opportunities? A Comparison of How Corporate and Government Organizations Responded to the 2009 Flu Pandemic. Journal of Public Relations Research, 24(1), 69-85.
– Hyehyun Hong, Hyojung Park, Youngah Lee & Jongmin Park (2012). Public Segmentation and Government-Public Relationship Building: A Cluster Analysis in the United States and 19 European Countries. Journal of Public Relations Research, 24(1), 37-68.
– Karen Sanders, Maria José Canel Crespo & Christina Holtz-Bacha (2011). Communicating Governments: A Three-Country Comparison of How Governments Communicate with Citizens. International Journal of Press/Politics, 16(4), 523-547.
– Canel, Maria José & Echart, Nazareth (2011). The Role and Functions of Government Public Relations. Lessons from Public Perceptions of Government. Central European Journal of Communication, 4(1), 109-123.
– Trent Seltzer & Weiwu Zhang (2011). Toward a Model of Political Organization-Public Relationships: Antecedent and Cultivation Strategy Influence on Citizens’ Relationships with Political Parties. Journal of Public Relations Research, 23(1), 24-45.
– Spiro Kiousis, Alexander Laskin & Ji Young Kim (2011). Congressional Agenda-Building: Examining the Influence of Congressional Communications from the Speaker of the House. Public Relations Journal, 5(1), 1-14.
– Jordi Xifra (2010). Linkages Between Public Relations Models and Communication Managers’ Roles in Spanish Political Parties. Journal of Political Marketing, 9(3), 167-185.
– Jesper Strömbäck, Michael A. Mitrook & Spiro Kiousis (2010). Bridging Two Schools of Thought: Applications of Public Relations Theory to Political Marketing. Journal of Political Marketing, 9(1), 73-92.
– Brooke Fisher Liu, J. Suzanne Horsley & Abbey Blake Levenshus (2010). Government and Corporate Communication Practices: Do the Differences Matter? Journal of Applied Communication Research, 38(2), 189-213.
– Abbey Levenshus (2010). Online Relationship Management in a Presidential Campaign: A Case Study of the Obama Campaign’s Management of Its Internet-Integrated Grassroots Effort. Journal of Public Relations Research, 22(3), 313-335.
– J. Suzanne Horsley, Brooke Fisher Liu & Abbey Blake Levenshus (2010). Comparisons of U.S. Government Communication Practices: Expanding the Government Communication Decision Wheel. Communication Theory, 20(3), 269-295.
– Spiro Kiousis & Jesper Strömbäck (2010). The White House and Public Relations: Examining the Linkages between Presidential Communications and Public Opinion. Public Relations Review, 36(1), 7-14.
– Brooke Fisher Liu & J. Suzanne Horsley (2007). The Government Communication Decision Wheel: Toward a Public Relations Model for the Public Sector. Journal of Public Relations Research, 19(4), 277-393.
– Kaye D. Trammell (2006). Blog Offensive: An Exploratory Analysis of Attacks Published on Campaign Blog Posts From a Political Public Relations Perspective. Public Relations Review, 32(4), 402-406.
– Romy Froehlich & Burkhard Rüdiger (2006). Framing Political Public Relations: Measuring Success of Political Communication Strategies in Germany. Public Relations Review, 32(1), 18-25.
– Brian McNair (2004). PR must Die: Spin, Anti-Spin and Political Public Relations in the UK, 1997-2004. Journalism Studies, 5(3), 325-338.
– John A. Ledingham (2001). Government-Community Relationships: Extending the Relational Theory of Public Relations. Public Relations Review, 27(3), 285-295.
– Bart W. Édes (2000). The Role of Government Information Officers. Journal of Government Information, 27(4), 455-469.
– James E. Grunig & Miia Jaantinen (1999). Strategic, Symmetrical Public Relations in Government: From Pluralism to Societal Corporatism. Journal of Communication Management, 3(3), 218-234.
– Carol Anne McKeown & Kenneth D. Plowman (1999). Reaching Publics on the Web During the 1996 Presidential Campaign. Journal of Public Relations Research, 11(4), 321-347.
– Peter K. Hamilton (1992). Grunig’s Situational Theory: A Replication, Application, and Extension. Journal of Public Relations Research, 4(3), 123-149.
– Scott M. Cutlip (1976). Public Relations in the Government. Public Relations Review, 2(2), 5-28.