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The European Union and Its Public Relations : Context, Actions, and Challenges of a Supranational Polity (2020)


Valentini, C. (2020). The European Union and Its Public Relations : Context, Actions, and Challenges of a Supranational Polity. In K. Sriramesh, & D. Verčič (Eds.), The Global Public Relations Handbook : Theory, Research, and Practice (pp. 120-130). New York: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315173290-11


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Valentini, Chiara

Parent publication: The Global Public Relations Handbook : Theory, Research, and Practice

Parent publication editors: Sriramesh, Krishnamurthy; Verčič, Dejan

ISBN: 978-1-138-04314-5

Edition: 3rd Edition

Publication year: 2020

Pages range: 120-130

Number of pages in the book: 366

Publisher: Routledge

Place of Publication: New York

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4324/9781315173290-11

Open Access: Publication channel is not openly available

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/68592


Abstract

The European Union (EU) is the most advanced regional political and economic entity in the world. Since the Maastricht Treaty in 1992, the EU has gained increasing power in enacting new legislation in Europe, and has become a key player in international and trade relations. The EU as a supranational polity comprises different types of organizations that daily employ communication as a strategic means to establish relationships with different publics. This chapter presents and discusses the context, the actions, and the challenges faced by the EU in communicating to and with its diverse publics. Particularly, it shows how public relations and communication activities have played a key role in fostering mutual and beneficial relationships between the EU institutions and nation-states, their citizens, and other key publics, as well as international relations between the EU and non-EU countries. It offers insights and reflections on the EU and its global public relations efforts by showing the complexity of conceptualizing, developing, and implementing strategic communications in a multicultural environment.


Keywords: public relations; political communication

Free keywords: European Union


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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

Preliminary JUFO rating: 3


Last updated on 2020-18-10 at 20:46