New Special Issue on Political Public Relations

Now the latest issue of Public Relations Journal has been published. It is a special issue focusing on political public relations, guest-edited by Spiro Kiousis and Jesper Strömbäck. The special issue includes seven articles, and all of them can be downloaded for free from the website of Public Relations Journal. The featured articles are:

Political Public Relations: Old Practice, New Theory-Building, by Jesper Strömbäck and Spiro Kiousis,

Sources of Citizens’ Experiental and Reputational Relationships with Political Parties, by Trent Seltzer, Weiwu Zhang, Sherice Gearhart & Lexie Conduff,

Government Public Relations and Social Media, by Missy Graham and Elizabeth Johnson Avery,

Political Public Relations on the Net: A Relationship Management Perspective, by Michael Karlsson, Christer Clerwall and Ulf Buskqvist,

Political Public Relations in Advocacy: Building Online Influence and Social Capital, by Adam J. Saffer, Maureen Taylor & Aimei Yang,

Political Public Relations in the European Union: EU Reputation and Relationship Management Under Scrutiny, by Chiara Valentini, and

Public Relations and Public Diplomacy: Conceptual and Practical Connections, by Kathy Fitzpatrick, Jami Fullerton and Alice Kendrick.

Today the page with articles on political public relations has also been updated with these new articles.

New articles on political public relations

Today close to twenty new and older articles on political public relations has been added to this site. For a full list, please check Articles on PPR. If you miss any articles, books or book chapters that you think should be listed on this site, please just send an email to

New articles on political public relations

Now the latest issue of Journal of Public Relations Research has been published, and it includes three articles that are relevant in the context of political public relations:

– Nonprofit in Crisis: An Examination of the Applicability of Situational Crisis Communication Theory, by Hilary Fussel Sisco;

–  Are All Crises Opportunities? A Comparison of How Corporate and Government Organizations Responded to the 2009 Flu Pandemic, by Sora Kim & Brooke Fisher Liu; and

– Public Segmentation and Government-Public Relationship Building: A Cluster Analysis in the United States and 19 European Countries, by Hyehyun Hong, Hyojung Park, Youngah Lee & Jongmin Park.

As a consequence, today we have updated our list of articles in political public relations. If you miss any articles on that list, please let us know!

New article on government communication

Now the latest issue of the International Journal of Press/Politics has just been published, which includes an article on government communication. The article is written by Karen Sanders, Maria José Canel Crespo and Christina Holtz-Bacha and titled: “Communicating Governments: A Three-Country Comparison of How Governments Communicate with Citizens”. For more information, see the journal’s website.