The knowledge, skills and competencies for effective public affairs practice: A mechanism to embed ethics

Bowman, Sarah (2015) The knowledge, skills and competencies for effective public affairs practice: A mechanism to embed ethics. In: Communication Ethics in a Connected World: Research in Public Relations and Organisational Communication. Peter Lang, pp. 235-261. ISBN 9782875742865

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Abstract

In the United Kingdom (UK) there has been concern and scepticism as to the role of public affairs in supporting the democratic process. At the heart of this debate are issues around the motives of those conducting public affairs. This chapter is based on a pilot study that explores the knowledge, skills and competencies for effective public affairs practice. It raises the possibility that by adopting a competency-based approach there can be a mechanism to embed ethics visibly into practice improving the quality of public affairs practice and demonstrating the positive impact that advocacy plays. It is based on synthesising scholarship from the fields of public affairs and human resource management, six pilot interviews and an exploratory analysis of professional competency frameworks. Early results suggest an appetite and an opportunity to create a framework that can add conceptual and practical value.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: public affairs, competencies, ethics
Subjects: L400 Social Policy
P900 Others in Mass Communications and Documentation
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
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Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2019 16:53
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 10:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/40230

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