1. What is strategic communication and how does it relate to PR, propaganda, persuasion and power?
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Cunningham, S. B. (2002). The idea of propaganda: a reconstruction. Westport, Conn: Praeger.
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2. What is the strategic communication/PR industry, how is it defined and how has it evolved?
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3. What is promotional culture and how does it link to strategic communication, celebrity and image stereotyping?
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4. What is the impact of strategic communications on the public sphere and deliberative democracy?
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5. Power and discourse – politics and strategic communication.
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Scammell, M. (2014). Consumer democracy: the marketing of politics: Cambridge University Press
6. How can strategic communication influence public opinion and behaviour?
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7. New media and the global reach of strategic communications: business, activism and NGOs.
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Hwang, S. (2012). The strategic use of Twitter to manage personal public relations. Public Relations Review, 38(1), 159.
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Papasolomou,I, Melanthiou, Y. (2012). Social media: marketing public relations’ new best friend. Journal of Promotion Management. 18(3): 319-328.
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Zerfass, A., & Schramm, D. (2014). Social Media Newsrooms in public relations: A conceptual framework and corporate practices in three countries. Public Relations Review, 40(1), 79.
8. How do ‘special interests’ use strategic communication to influence policy agendas (lobbying)?
Anderon, Alison. (2006) Spinning the rural agenda: the Countryside Alliance, fox hunting and social policy. Social Policy and Administration. 40(6): 722-738.
Blau, Benjamin. (2013). Corporate lobbying, political connections and the bailout of banks. Journal of Banking and Finance. 37(8): 3007.
Casswell, Sally. (2009). Reducing harm from alcohol: call to action. The Lancet. 373(9682): 2247-2257.
Kurzer, Paulette. (2013). Organised interests and the case of EU food information labeling. Journal of European Public Policy. 20(5): 722-740.
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Massey, JE. (2005). Public relations in the airline industry: the crisis reponse to the September 11th attacks. Journal of Hospitality & Leisure Marketing. 12 (1-2): 97-114.
Pollay, R.W. (1997). Hacks, flacks and counter-attacks: cigarette advertising, sponsored research and controversy. Journal of Social Issues. 53(1): 53-74.
Pratt, Cornelius. (1997/1998). The 40-year tobacco wars: giving public relations a black eye? Public Relations Quarterly. 42(4): 5-10.