Current academic thinking about public relations (PR) and related communication is a lively, expanding marketplace of ideas and many scholars believe that it’s time for its radical approach to be deepened. Routledge New Directions in PR & Communication Research is the forum of choice for this new thinking. Its key strength is its remit, publishing critical and challenging responses to continuities and fractures in contemporary PR thinking and practice, tracking its spread into new geographies and political economies. It questions its contested role in market-orientated, capitalist, liberal democracies around the world, and examines its invasion of all media spaces, old, new, and as yet unenvisaged.
The New Directions series has already published and commissioned diverse original work on topics such as:
We actively invite new contributions and offer academics a welcoming place for the publication of their analyses of a universal, persuasive mindset that lives comfortably in old and new media around the world.
Strategic Communication in a Global Crisis National and International Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Propaganda and Public Relations in Military Recruitment Promoting Military Service in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries
Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Affairs in the British Press An Ecofeminist Critique of Neoliberalism
By Outi Niininen
November 10, 2022
This edited book presents a comprehensive, research-led coverage of the progressive ways public relations (PR) and social media is utilised today. It offers innovative research approaches to explore PR and social media initiatives, and in so doing, provides guidance on how to direct PR ...
By Johanna Fawkes
November 03, 2022
Contemporary global culture, rooted in neoliberalism and free market forces, increasingly emphasises appearance over substance. People and organisations are judged by image and reputation while social media encourages and enables us to develop our own public persona. This book explores the rise ...
By Ralph Tench, Juan Meng, Ángeles Moreno-Fernández
October 20, 2022
This edited volume makes a unique and timely contribution by exploring in depth the topic of strategic communication and COVID-19 from a global perspective. It’s widely agreed that effective and timely communication and leadership are crucial to the successful management of any pandemic. With the ...
By Martina Topić
September 30, 2022
This edited volume analyses leadership in the public relations (PR) industry with a specific focus on women and their leadership styles and preferences. It looks at how women lead, the influence of the socialization process on leadership styles, the difference between feminine and masculine ...
By Brendan Maartens, Thomas Bivins
May 30, 2022
This book represents the first international investigation of military recruitment advertising, public relations and propaganda. Comprised of eleven case studies that explore mobilisation work in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe, it covers more than a hundred years of recent history, with ...
By Kate Fitch, Judy Motion
April 29, 2022
Popular Culture and Social Change: The Hidden Work of Public Relations argues the complicated and contradictory relationship between public relations, popular culture and social change is a neglected theoretical project. Its diverse chapters identify ways in which public relations influences the ...
By Katerina Tsetsura, Dean Kruckeberg
April 29, 2022
This book serves as a reader exploring the scholarly inquiry, professional education, and practice of Russian public relations and advertising in multiple contexts. It examines significant parts of what can be encompassed under the umbrella of strategic communications, including public relations ...
By Elina R. Tachkova, W. Timothy Coombs
March 17, 2022
This book is an evidence-based approach to handling common, extreme crises. Extreme crises involve strong moral outrage; moral outrage creates situations where traditional crisis communication advice no longer is effective. These extreme crises create unique demands for crisis managers. Moreover, ...
By Hugh Mangeya, Isaac Mhute, Ernest Jakaza
December 24, 2021
Strategic communication is a pre-requisite for the achievement of organisational goals, and an effective strategic communication plan is vital for organisational success. However, systems and models dominant in the West may not necessarily be best suited for the sub-Saharan Africa reality, where ...
By Martina Topić
October 28, 2021
An ecofeminist criticism of neoliberalism, this book uses economic growth, CSR and the press coverage of environmental affairs as a case study. The author argues that CSR is part of a wheel of neoliberalism that continually perpetuates inequality and the exploitation of women and Nature. Using an ...
By Cary A. Greenwood
September 29, 2021
There is a growing interest in corporate whistleblowing, but no comprehensive research has yet focused on public relations practice. Drawing on extensive research on Fortune 1000 and Wilshire 5000 corporations, this book reveals executives’ attitudes and relationships toward their organizations and...
By Robert E. Brown, Burton St. John III, Jenny Zhengye Hou
September 28, 2021
The Global Foundations of Public Relations: Humanism, China and the West explores the growing humanistic turn in public relations processes and proposes that this has compelling parallels in the roots of Chinese philosophies. As the leader of growth and power across the Pacific Rim, public ...