Titel: Public Affairs in Practice
Autor/en: Stuart Thomson, Steve John
A Guide to Lobbying.
3. November 2006 - kartoniert - 194 Seiten
Public Affairs in Practice explains how public affairs (PA) is now much more than just political lobbying. Modern PA includes working with other policy-making bodies, such as regulators, commercial organizations and other interested parties.
This is the first book to examine the methods PA professionals use to make an impact. It takes each area of the industry in turn and looks at the tools involved in delivering a PA programme. It also highlights the potential benefits of public affairs, such as protecting an organization from perceived threats of new regulation; identifying new market opportunities; and raising the profile of an organization. Case studies and tips from industry professionals make this a practical "how to" guide for practitioners at all levels and students.
Importantly, the authors consider not only established markets the US, UK and Western Europe but also the opportunities presented to companies from these countries by the EU accession states and China, where there are currently very few PA professionals.
Finally, there is a discussion of future trends and developments in PA.
Chapter - 01: Introduction; Chapter - 02: The art of lobbying; Chapter - 03: Reputation and the media; Chapter - 04: Managing issues; Chapter - 05: Stakeholder relations; Chapter - 06: Corporate social responsibility; Chapter - 07: Conclusion
Stuart Thomson, Steve John
“This book really gets to the heart of public affairs and will doubtless prove useful for those new to the industry as well as one or two of its more experienced members.” Jonathan Bracken, Partner and Head of Public Policy, Bircham Dyson Bell, and former Chair of the CIPR Government Affairs Group "The link between the media, politics and campaigning has never been stronger. Those involved in public affairs need to know what the media expects of them otherwise the campaign will suffer. Thomson and John's book can help you get to the heart of the media and its influence on political audiences." Alastair Stewart, ITN Journalist "Public affairs is a valuable part of the democratic process and informed, ethical lobbying can make for better decision-making. Government, Parliament, civil servants and the media all recognise the role public affairs plays and the benefits it can bring. Having been on the receiving end of campaigns when in Government, I can say that this book will really help you deliver effective programmes." Stephen Twigg, Director of the Foreign Policy Centre, former Government Minister and Labour MP "Politicians expect to receive briefings that are well argued and accurate - a half told story or one that leaves questions unanswered will only lead to failure. The relationships you build will politicians are of vital importance so make sure you get off on the right foot. This book helps you do that - its a must for anyone really wanting to understand public affairs." Ed Vaizey MP, Conservative Party Member of Parliament for Wantage “A guide to public affairs for people seeking to enter the industry and practicing professionals” Evening Express, Aberdeen “Explains how to devise an effective lobbying strategy, engage and communicate with politicians and other policy makers, and identify, motivate and engage stakeholders.” PR Week “Thomson and John take readers through why public affairs is important for an organization, what it involves and the benefits it can deliver.” BrandRepublic website “Includes top tips on how to get involved in public affairs and make yourself heard by politicians and policy-makers in parliament and the civil service.” The Edgeware and Mill Hill Press “Will demystify the techniques and background to lobbying.” Kentish Express “A practical guide to modern public affairs.” Public Affairs News “Thomson and John show how to develop the required expertise.” Australian Financial Review, AFR Boss “Does exactly what it says on the cover.” Corporate Communications "Demonstrates that public affairs nowadays is nuch more about targeted, professional and strategic communications." Local Covernment First "Practical 'how-to', hands-on book on" B.V.P.A “ The authors comprehensively sketch out the relevant structures, techniques and recent developments in public affairs”. LGA