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Hard Copy Library

The Centre's Library and Resource Centre holds a wealth of domestic and international publications and newsletters, case materials and other information on corporate public affairs.

The patchwork nationL


Edgar, Don (Harper Collins, Sydney, 2001)
A book which argues for a clear headed reassessment of our core institutions - in government, in the workplace, in education and in the wider community. Technololgical changes and the global free market are recognised. Arranged in three sections headed: The Changing Global Context - The New Tribalism - perils and possibilities - Linking the Patchwork - Finding an Australian Way.

The pathology of public policy. Chapter - Organizational pathologies.L


Hogwood, Brian W. & Peters, B. Guy (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1985.)
A chapter from the book The Pathology of Public Policy. This chapter outlines the problems of organisations, their characteristics and nature may prevent employees from performing their work effectively.

The perils of green pessimism.L


Milne, Alex (New Scientist, 12 June, 1993.)
An article outlining the difficulties faced by the scientific community when ‘Greenpeace’ attempts to sway the public of environmental crises, without hard scientific evidence.

The Political Authority and the Market SystemL


Solo, Robert A. (South-Western, Cincinnati, 1974)
Historical analysis of the relationship between government and business with particular emphasis on the role of ideology; headings include:- Ideology and social change - Case studies examine energy, transport and communications sectors.

The politics and anti-politics of the nineties.L


Broder, David (East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1991.)
The text of an address to the East-West Center on December 18, 1990. A look at why the electorate of the 90’s has become disinterested in politics and their right to vote and the role journalists could play in improving the image of government and politicians.

The politics of corporate lobbying in Canberra.L


Allen, Geoff (Unpublished.)
Paper presented to Creative Corporate Policy and Strategy Seminar, February, 1978. The role of corporate lobbying in Canberra, keeping abreast of the changes, who to approach and how, the chances of success and the need for a long term, cohesive strategy.

The politics of retribution : the 1996 federal election.L


Bean, Clive et al. (eds.) (Allen & Unwin, St. Leonards, N.S.W., 1997.)
Political scientists, campaign strategists and journalists scrutinise the forces at play during the 1996 federal election. Determining factors are analysed, the state of each party described and the magnitude of the coalition victory demonstrated. Made up of four sections - “The National Campaign”, “Issues and Groups”, “Politics in the Regions”, “Evaluation of Results”.

The politics of the bureaucracy and the role of ministerial staff.L


Anthony, J.M. (Unpublished.)
Paper presented to a seminar at the A.N.U. June, 1975. This paper outlines the Ministerial staff system which was introduced in 1973.

The popcorn report : revolutionary trend predictions for marketing in the 90s.L


Popcorn, Faith (Arrow Books Ltd., London, 1991.)
A look into the 1990’s and beyond, what will be the consumer demands and requirements that will change the market place and our lives. Headings include :- Timelines - Paths to the Future - Getting on Trend - Capitalising on the Trends Observations and Applications - The New Marketing Frontier - Future Signals.

The power of negative thinking.L


Altier, William J. (Princeton Associates Inc., Buckingham, PA., 1992.)
A presentation to the Issue Exchange Annual Conference, 1992. An article discussing the merit of potential problem analysis, identifying unexpected problems, identifying their causes and taking actions to prevent the causes from happening. Preplanning contingent actions is also discussed for if and when problems do occur.

The Pratt FoundationL


The Pratt Foundation (The Pratt Foundation, Melbourne, 2001)
This publication highlights the diversity of the philanthropic work carried out by the Pratt Foundation

The price of a free lunch : the perverse relation- ship between economists and politicians.L


Rubner, Alex (Wildwood House, London, 1979)
A description of how politicians and business men relate to economists in the real world and how economic theory translates into action.

The proposed Coronation Hill Mine.L


Centre for Corporate Public Affairs & Melbourne Business School (Unpublished.)
A case study prepared by the Centre and the Melbourne Business School in relation to the proposed Coronation Hill Mine in the Northern Territory. Headings include:- The Jawoyn - Managing the Conservation Zone - Reassurances and Land Claims - Richardson’s Rise - The $2 million E.I.S. - Protecting the Sickness Country - Cabinet Divided on Issue - Shrinking the Conservation Zone - Economy vs Environment - RAC Reports.

The proposed Wesley Vale Pulp Mill.L


Centre for Corporate Public Affairs (Unpublished)
A case study (incomplete) prepared by the Centre in relation to the proposed Wesley Vale Pulp Mill near Devenport in Tasmania. Headings include:- The Forest Industry in Tasmania - Protection Reduced - C.R.O.P.S. - Tariff and Tax Concession Granted - Effluent Causes Concern - Environmental Impact Statement - Enter Greenpeace - Special Development Legislation - Resource Assessment Commission - New Tougher Guidelines - The Green Vote - Environmental Alliance Formed.

The public affairs function in American corporations : development and relations with corporate planning.L


Post, J. E., Murray, E., Dickie, R., Mahon, J. (Long Range Planning, Vol. 15, no. 2, 1982.)
An article highlighting the increase in public affairs department in U.S. corporations. This appears to be closely aligned to corporate planning and an understanding between the firm and its stakeholders. A successful P.A. office takes time to create.

The public affairs office in large corporations: evaluation and structure.L


Andrews, Patti N. (Unpublished.)
An article outlining the scope for further research into the question of public affairs, particularly, how a department could be evaluated, its structure and the relationship between the internal structure of the unit and the content and process of evaluation.

The public agenda : issues in public affairs.L


Walker, Peter L. (International Public Relations Review, V.15, no. 1, ‘92.)
An article detailing the relationship between early warning and crisis management in public relations practice.

The public relations handbook: for clubs and associations.L


Macnamara, J. (The Business Library, Melbourne, 1991.)
A practical guide for organisations in our community to have a voice and effectively promote their interests without employing a public relations consultant or advertising agency. Key headings:- Communication-The Vital Link - Public Relations -What is it? - The Media - Appointing a Public Relations Officer - Talking to the Media - Writing for the Media - Handling Media Interviews - Promotional Literature - Starting Your Own Newsletter - Audio-Visuals, Video & Other Techniques - Direct Mail - Lobbying... - Hiring & Using a PR Consultant - Hiring & Using an Advertising Agency.

The public use of private interestL


Schultze, Charles L (Brookings Instit., Washington D.C., 1977)
Analysis of why public regulation of private sector is “inherently difficult”. Main thesis is that regulatory force has failed, market incentives required to encourage compliance.

“The Quality Improvement Process” and its application to public affairs. (PA)L


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A set of overheads used in a presentation to define the quality improvement process and its application to public affairs. Key headings and subjects include:- “Measuring PA Effectiveness”, “Quality Improvement Process”, “Identify Capabilities, Outputs, Missions”, “Customer Requirements”, “Benchmarking”, “Process Mapping”, “Public Affairs Service Evaluation Model”, “

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