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The SAGE Key Concepts series provides students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension.

Key Concepts in Public Relations:

  • Provides a comprehensive, easy-to-use overview to the field
  • Covers over 150 central concepts in PR
  • Paves the way for students to tackle primary texts
  • Grounds students in both practice and theory
  • Takes it further with recommended reading
Think Tanks
Think tanks

Think tanks are critical players in public affairs. They are normally educational charities, which means they have to remain outside party politics. Notable exceptions to this are the Fabian Society which is affiliated to the Labour Party and the Bow Group, which is affiliated to the Conservative Party.

Think tanks are research institutes, which aim to influence public policy by developing and advocating policy ideas. Despite being non-(party) political, and usually without taking a corporate view, each think tank is usually associated with a particular ideological bent, and often therefore with a particular position on the political spectrum. This does mean their fortunes are likely to wax and wane along with the electoral success of the political parties which share their outlook.

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