International Public Affairs

International Public Affairs

by Stuart Thomson

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International Public Affairs by Stuart Thomson


In our highly politicized world, public affairs plays a more important role than ever not just in how each nation functions and internally but how it is presented and interacts on the global stage. With an extensive introduction to lobbying and public affairs in individual countries, this book covers the main changes in recent years including the regulatory environment; nature of the sector/main players, consultants vs in-house; key challenges for the sector; issues of political importance; key practices, main avenues of political engagement (institutional) and methods (briefings, meetings, media) as well as providing compelling conclusions on the likely changes and future direction of public affairs. Contributors: Lionel Zetter (UK), Eric Schell (France), Cornelius Brand (Germany), Toby Moffett (U.S.), Spiro Anastsiou (New Zealand), Tracey Cain (Australia), Huw Williams (Canada), Davis Hodge (Brazil), Valerie Pinto (India), Kajsa Stenstrom (Brussels), Michael Sugich (Middle East), Robert Magyar (China), Andreea Dobra and Laura Florea (Romania, as a "new democracy"), and Andrew Escott (the challenges of running a PA over multi countries).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910692127
Publisher: Urbane Publications Limited
Publication date: 06/01/2016
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


Stuart Thomson is a public affairs and communications consultant with the law firm Bircham Dyson Bell. He advises clients on political and media engagement, reputation management and crisis communications. He has appeared on the BBC and Sky News, has judged for the PR Week and Public Affairs News awards, and he blogs for Huffington Post.

Table of Contents

Foreword 00

Introduction Stuart Thomson 00

The UK: An Established Market Lionel Zetter 1

Lobbying in Brussels: A New Era Kajsa Stenström 17

Public Affairs in Germany: Continuity and Change Cornelius Brand 35

France: A Special Case? Eric Schell 50

A New Democratic Era: Lobbying in Romania Laura Florea Andreea Dobra 61

Canadian Public Affairs: A World Leader? Huw Williams 71

Public Affairs in New Zealand: An Intimate Setting Spiro Anastasiau John Harbord Margaret Joiner 83

The USA: A Former Congressman Becomes a Lobbyist Toby Moffett 100

Public Affairs in the Middle East: An Emerging Phenomenon Michael Sugich 111

Public Affairs in China: At A Crossroads? Robert Magyar 123

Public Affairs in Brazil: Out of the Shadows Davis Hodge 138

Riding an Elephant: a public affairs perspective from India Valerie Pinto 152

International Public Affairs Campaign Management Andrew Escott 162

Public Affairs: Some conclusions and the Future Stuart Thomson 173

Biographies 178

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