Phil Harris and Craig Fleisher provide a combination of academic and practitioner “smarts” that drive this remarkable book which is an essential read for a wide range of audiences. They have gathered together in this edited volume of scope and substance, a cadre of authors with impeccable credentials as thought leaders to inform the new realities of public affairs.
Without question the SAGE Handbook of Corporate and Public affairs is the most comprehensive work ever produced about public affairs management and is richly rewarding for both practitioners and academics in the field.
From the history of the “discipline” to fascinating case studies across continents...Harris and Fleisher make a solid call for PA to be taught at business schools across the globe. They are right, and they should make the call louder as research from the United States indicates how vulnerable many corporations are to reputational risk and yet spend so little on finding out the cause before it is a crisis and then pay a small fortune in trying to mop it up. Often, the mopping up is just a waste of a crisis and an expensive one...
The Sage Handbook of International Corporate and Public Affairs was a remarkable initiative and this new edition builds on that achievement. It is comprehensive in scope, lucid in execution: it covers everything from ethics and philosophy to politics and lobbying and ecology. Yet it never neglects also the issues of application and operation, particularly grounded via numerous case studies. Across its thirty-seven chapters it establishes unique credentials to fit on the bookshelf of anyone with a serious interest in the area either as scholar or practitioner.
Public Affairs practitioners the world over continue to benefit from Craig Fleisher’s tenacity. Undeterred by a field that stubbornly defies description and measurement, Fleisher presses ahead on his three-decade journey of discovery to understand the practice that sits at the nexus of business government relations. His observations and insights are fresh and will resonate equally with new entrants to the field as with those of us who have followed his work over the years.
Many organizations who never dreamed of having to pay attention to the public policy arena not just in the United States, but across the globe. If they don't engage, they must resign themselves to letting lawmakers and regulators make decisions for them on market growth, employee relations and even their organizational culture. The Handbook of International Corporate Andy Public Affairs by Craig Fleisher and Phil Harris can help these organizations, as well as veteran public policy practitioners.
From the definition and concept of global public affairs, through to campaign design, implementation and measurement this handbook adds weight and value to current debate and future thinking. It’s essential not just for those who study what public affairs is, but those who put the theory into practice at the frontline every day. A must-read publication for every globally-minded government relations and corporate affairs professional whether they’re operating in London, Washington DC, Kenya or Korea.
Serious academic reflection on the international practice of public affairs management should be a necessary and integral part of business and management school study, urge Phil Harris and Craig Fleisher in their latest volume on the discipline.
This Handbook aims at readers who practice or train for Public Affairs (PA) or Public Affairs Management (PAM). Phil Harris and Craig Fleisher, as editors, bring together thirty expert essays that demonstrate remarkable applications of this field over recent years. They also include six specific case studies situated in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. These show why it is impossible to define the outer limits of this discipline: the complex interactions of business, governments, and societies never stand still.
This global handbook covers the whole international scene in public affairs and communication in policy matters. It is the first Public Affairs book to cover all the major continents and give in-depth insights and guidance on business, government policy and international trade communication. The breadth of authors is of the highest quality and it will make a substantial contribution to the development of dialogue between nations and businesses worldwide.
This is the book and guide on international Public Affairs that every businessman, politician and practitioner must have. It gives comprehensive coverage of this critical world skill and includes many of the leading figures worldwide. The text not only covers America and Europe, which the earlier Handbook did, but includes quality coverage of Asia, Africa and Latin America. This is the book for the international public affairs practitioner or trade negotiator
This is an incredibly timely book that explores the global phenomena of public affairs in a way that answers the naive superficiality of the anti-lobbying narrative.
The decade since the SAGE Handbook was first published has seen the greatest revolution in communications in human history. Yet the task of the public affairs professional remains the same: getting the right message, to the right audience, in the right way at the right time. The new Handbook provides essential reading and analysis for practitioners, potential clients and academics.
This handbook is great! As our profession continues to evolve it is critical that lobbyists and public affairs professionals have all the information and tools at their disposal. This handbook is another one of those resources all professionals should have sitting on their desk – I know I do."
In this increasingly important, but under-examined field, no other collection of material comes close to giving such a comprehensive view of the development of public affairs research, teaching and practice. Drawing on the leading researchers and practitioners around the world this volume brings the reader up to date on the multifaceted and increasingly integrated world of global public affairs, including a detailed analysis of its conceptual evolution, current functioning, and projected developments, by country and region.
Since the 1980s public affairs has evolved from being perceived as a subject that is little more than a policy oriented sub-field of public relations to a body of knowledge that is essential for understanding the public policy process and the various influences on policy and corporate discourse. Contemporary globalisation processes and changes in the understanding of governance in public, private and hybrid organisations go hand-in-hand with recognition of the essential nature of public affairs management.
Harris and Fleisher have produced a substantial update to their groundbreaking Handbook of Public Affairs. No second look required to know upfront that this work will be seen soon on bookshelves in executive offices and on prominent scholar´s desks and certainly be a requirement in classrooms around the world.
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