Welcome to Political Public Relations

Welcome to Political Public Relations, a site devoted to theory and research on political public relations. This site was founded to encourage and spread knowledge about academic research on political public relations, and to function as a resource center for academics and practitioners interested in this field of research. As we have just founded the website, a lot of work remains before it is fully developed, but we would appreciate any comments and suggestions, and if you know about books, journal articles or book chapters on political public relations that we should highlight at this site, please let us know. We are particularly interested in publications in which public relations theories are applied to political contexts or processes. Our contact information can be found here.

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New book on political public relations

Now Routledge has published the new book Political Public Relations. Principles and Applications, edited by Jesper Strömbäck and Spiro Kiousis. This book maps and defines the emerging field of political public relations, bringing together scholars from various disciplines – such as political communication, public relations, and political science – to explore this research field in detail. The book connects different schools of thought, brings together theoretical and empirical investigations, and defines a field that is becoming increasingly important and prominent. If also offers an international orientation, as the field of political public relations must be understood in the context of various political and communication systems. In all, the book includes fifteen chapters:

1. Political Public Relations: Defining and Mapping an Emergent Field, by Jesper Strömbäck and Spiro Kiousis,

2. Political Public Relations: Remembering Its Roots and Classics, by Diana Knott Martinelli,

3. Political Public Relations, News Management, and Agenda Indexing, by Paul S. Lieber and Guy J. Golan,

4. Political Public Relations and Agenda Building, by John C. Tedesco,

5. Presidential Public Relations, by Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha,

6. Political Public Relations and Election Campaigning, by Paul Baines,

7. Corporate Issues Management and Political Public Relations, by Robert L. Heath and Damion Waymer,

8. Political Public Relations and Political Marketing, by Darren Lilleker and Nigel Jackson,

9. Political Public Relations and Strategic Framing, by Kirk Hallahan,

10. Political Public Relations and Crisis Communication: A Public Relations Perspective, by W. Timothy Coombs,

11. Political Public Relations and Relationship Management, by John A. Ledingham,

12. Political Public Relations and Government Communication, by Karen Sanders,

13. Global Political Public Relations, Public Diplomacy, and Corporate Foreign Policy, by Juan-Carlos Molleda,

14. Digital Political Public Relations, by Kaye D. Sweetser, and

15. Political Public Relations Research in the Future, by Spiro Kiousis and Jesper Strömbäck

At present Routledge has a special offer where the book can be purchased with 20% discount. To take advantage of this offer, download their flyer here.