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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.

Pennsylvania Power & Light Company & Baltimore Gas & Electric Company’s public affairs department purpose and function. L

P.P.&L. & Baltimore Gas & Electric (Unpublished.)
Two documents setting out the role of their respective public affairs departments in relation to government officials, opinion leaders, employees, and the general public.

Perestroika for America: restructuring business-government relations for word competitivenessL

Lodge, George C (Harvard Business School Press, Boston, Massachusetts, 1990)
This book explores the fact that American industry must forge a new relationship, based on common goals with government. Key headings include: Restructuring America - Roles and Relationships of Business and Government - Industrial Policy Comes to America - Power and Control: Who’s in Charge? - Organizing the Interface - Governmental Affairs Managers: Masters of the Fine Line - Recovery - Some Government Policies Affecting Business - Japan versus America

Perspectives on Public Affairs evaluation and measurement.L

Fleisher, C. (TIE, Monograph no. 2 series on Issue Management,’92)
The results of a survey into the diverse way in which Public Affairs is evaluated and measured in different organisations and industries.

Pfizer portfolio of state issues. Vol. 11, No. 2.L

Various. (The Cortlandt Group, Inc. Ossining, New York, 1994.)
A group of prominent Americans Americans speaking on various topics of interest to the public on issues such as - Workfare - California Rejects Single-Payer - The Art of Legislative Negotiation - School Vouchers - Health-Care Reform in Rural Areas - Crime and Punishment.

Philanthropy. No. 29. Spring 1996.L

Various (Australian Assoc. of Philanthropy Inc., Melbourne, 1996.)
Contents include:- Special feature on “Corporate Philanthropy” also “Government & Philanthropy”.

Philanthropy. No. 30. Summer 1996.L

Various (Australian Assoc. of Philanthropy Inc., Melbourne, 1996.)
Special feature of this journal - “Philanthropists”- included are - Helen Schutt - Sidney Myer - Thomas Baker - Elizabeth Austin - David Packard.

Philanthropy. Summer 1999 (41). Special Section: Multicultural philanthropyL

various (Philanthropy Australia, Inc., Melbourne, 1999)
A special edition of Philanthropy covering the subject of Multicultural Philanthropy. Topics covered include Australian Multicultural Foundation, Indigenous Community Foundation, Gualtiero Vaccari Foundation, The Migrant Contribution, together with the regular features of the publication.

‘Please Explain’: ASX share price queries and the Australian Continuous Disclosure RegimeL

Neagle, Anne-Marie, Tsykin, Natasha (Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 2001)
This Research Report aims to examine the level of compliance by listed companies with the Australian continuous disclosure regime. Compliance is investigated using the issue of an ASX Share Price Query as an indicator of potential non-disclosure. Headings include: Why Do We Need Continuous Disclosure? - The Australian Continuous Disclosure Regime - The Study: Data and Methodology -

Pluralism by design : environmental policy and the American Regulatory State.L

Hoberg, George (Praeger, New York, 1992.)
The development of U.S.policy in the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s reflects the increased power of environmental issues. Topics include pesticides and air pollution, the laws and legislation.

Policy on business conduct and code of business ethics. Annual report 1992.L

B.P. Australia (B.P. London, 1992.)
Policy on business conduct and code of business ethics which all employees of B.P. worldwide are expected to abide by.

Policy: the journal of public policy and ideasL

Various (the Centre for Independent Studies, St. Leonards, NSW., 2001)
Various articles relating to public policy. Headings include:- Trouble in ‘Paradise’; the Africanisation of the South Pacific - Learning Racial Harmony Fiji needs New Constitutional Rules - Public Broadcasting and the Profit Motive: the Effects of Advertising on SBS - Reforming Wages and Welfare Policy: Six Advantages of a Negative Income Tax - Seeing the Bigger Picture: The Value of Economic History (Eric Jones) - Towards a Liberal Theory of International Relations - The Crisis of Human Rights - The Market for Social Capital.

Political developments in the period 1975-1985 and the implications for Australian business.L

Crossland, J.G. et al. (Unpublished)
The implications of politics on business and the difficulties encountered in long term planning. Includes several scenarios - A socialist view - A conservative view and A present trajectory view.

Political donationsL

A.N.Z. Group Public Affairs (A.N.Z. Banking group, 1992.)
A discussion paper outlining the changes in Government regulations requiring disclosure of political donations and discussing the aims and problems associated with political donations.

Political surfing when issues break.L

Nolan, Joseph T. (Harvard Business Review, Public Issues, 1985.)
Business leaders need to be political surfers. Five steps towards setting the national agenda are suggested - 1. To develop and encourage issue entrepreneurs. 2. Create issue networks, involving other organisations. 3. Work with the media. 4. Study concerns of activists. 5. Develop strategies.

Politicisation and the Australian Public Service.L

Weller, Patrick. (Centre for Australian Public Sector Management.)
A study of the claim that the federal public service has become politicised. Headings include:- Use of Public Service for Political Purposes. Tables highlight Appointments, Departures, Disciplinary Qualifications, Permanent Heads: Appointed by Fraser Government and Hawke Government.

Politics between departments : the fragmentation of executive control in Australian government.L

Painter, Martin and Carey, Bernard. (University of Queensland Press, St. Lucia, Qld., 1979)
An in depth study of policy making and the role of interdepartmental committees in Australian Government during the 1970’s. Chapter headings include:- Interdepartmental committees and bureaucratic politics - Interdepartmental committees on policy issues : a general critique - Interdepartmental committees and the Westminster model.

Politics for people : finding a responsible public voice.L

Mathews, David (Univ. of Illinois Press, Chicago, U.S.A., 1994.)
Deals with the question of what politics is, who owns it and who is responsible for it. Made up of two major sections - the way Americans react to politics and the way people feel about the politics of problem solving and community involvement. Key headings :- Politics from the People’s Perspective - Politics from the Politician’s Perspective - Politics by Another Name - What is Politics and who Owns it?

Politics, paradox and the learning curve.L

Unknown (Shell World.)
An article detailing the problems faced by Shell U.K. over its proposed deep sea disposal of the Brent Spar dis-used oil storage buoy.

Position DescriptionsL

Various (Various)
Various copies of position description relating to public affairs functions within companies in the United States. Companies include - F.H.P. Health Care, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, McKesson Corp., Mastercard.

Positioning: the battle for your mindL

Ries, Al.; Trout, Jack (McGraw-Hill, New York, 2001)
This book offers an insight into why “positioning” a product into a prospective customer’s mind is an important strategy in business. Several case histories are included to illustrate the concept Key headings include:- What Positioning is all About - The Assault on the Mind - Getting into the Mind - Those Little Ladders in Your Head - You Can’t Get There from Here - Positioning of a Leader - Positioning of a Follower - Repositioning the Competition - The Power of the Name - The No-Name Trap - The Free-Ride Trap - The Line-Extension Trap - When Line Extension Can Work - Six Steps to Success - Playing the Position Game

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