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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

At 12.35 p.m. on 12 May 2006, the House of Commons’ Select Committee on Public Affairs (PASC) issued a press release (Press Notice 42, Session 2005–6), headed ‘PASC to hear from Sir Gus O'Donnell and the House of Lords Appointments Commission about Honours and Peerages’, which announced that ‘On Tuesday 16 May the Public Administration Select Committee will be taking evidence in public for its inquiry into Ethics and Standards in Public Life’. The press notice offered details of the intended line of questioning of the witnesses, provided the broad context for the ongoing inquiry as well as the alleged ‘honours for cash’ scandal, widely reported in the national press, which had triggered the specific focus for this particular meeting of the PASC. The ...

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