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 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.