Books

Whether as an author, editor or contributor I’ve had a hand in many books about history, politics and the internet. Here are more details about each of them, along with a link to purchase a copy where applicable (most are also listed on Amazon here).

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    Share This Too: More Social Media Solutions for PR Professionals

    Share This Too isn′t just a book about a specialist area of public relations; it is about how the entire practice of PR is evolving and the immediate future of the profession. Share This was conceived as a practical handbook for communication and public relations practitioners interested in changes taking place in public relations and the media. Share This Too is even more ambitious. It’s a guide for anyone that works in communications or public relations. It contains brand new and original material by more than 30 contributors – each of whom is an acknowledged expert in their field.

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    101 Ways To Win An Election

    Ever wanted to get a better deal for your community? Ever watched politicians and thought ‘I could do a better job’? This book reveals the secrets and skills you need to take the first step to power – getting elected.
    Written by two experienced political insiders, it is a grass-roots guide to running an election campaign. It draws on successful tactics from around the world and presents the lessons in a digestible format.

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    Share This: The Social Media Handbook for PR Professionals

    Share This is a practical handbook to the biggest changes taking place in the media and its professions by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Social Media Panel. The book was conceived and written by more than 20 public relations practitioners representing a cross-section of public, private and voluntary sector expertise using many of the social tools and techniques that it addresses.

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    Top Tips For Local Campaigners

    From how to get the best out of legislation to time-management and making good speeches, this book is packed with 160 tips for local councillors and campaigners.

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    Peace, Reform, Liberation book cover

    A one-volume history of the Liberal Party and its antecedents, the alliance between the Liberals and the SDP in the 1980s, and of the Liberal Democrats. Drawing on the most recent scholarly research it sets out how the Liberal Party was formed in the mid-nineteenth century; the impact of Ireland and Gladstone s support for Home Rule ; the reasons for the Party s calamitous decline after the First World War; and the factors underlying the Party s unexpected revival in the second half of the twentieth century, culminating in the formation of the Liberal Democrats and the party s subsequent history. Currents in liberal thinking are explained and also included are biographies of key individuals, election results, and a timeline of key events.

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    Campaigning in your Community

    Community politics starts on your doorstep: how to get started campaigning on the issues which matter most to local people.

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    So you want to be a politician

    Thinking of running for public office? Read this guide to find out how to become a candidate, what a winning campaign involves - and what awaits you if you win. Mark Pack's chapter looks at how you can use the internet to help you find issues, recruit helpers and win votes.

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    Reinventing the State: social liberalism for the 21st century

    A response to the "Orange Book", this title lays out a Liberal Democrat approach which acknowledges the limitations of markets and paints a role for the state not as a controlling power but as a creative and enabling one. Mark Pack's chapter looks at how community politics should be used to build a liberal society.

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    President Gore and other things that never happened

    A collection of political might have beens... letting the reader ponder and enjoy how events may have turned out differently. The book's contributors span the globe and the centuries in their amusing, illuminating and inventive looks at how events may have turned out. For his piece Mark Pack tells the story of what could have happened if a last minute change of mind had not secured a one vote margin for the Great Reform Bill in 1831.

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    Great Liberal Speeches

    Featuring such great Liberal figures as William Gladstone, David Lloyd George, Jo Grimond, Jeremy Thorpe, David Stell and Paddy Ashdown, this book provides a feast of liberal oratory from over two centuries.

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    Election Law Handbook

    All you need to know about the law if you are a candidate or agent in a local council election. Includes a comprehensive guide to election law, financial regulation, libel law and data protection issues.

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    Dictionary of Liberal Thought

    The Dictionary of Liberal Thought is an accessible guide to the key figures, ideas, groups and major theoretical works associated with the British liberal-democratic tradition from the seventeenth century to the present day. It also covers the US and European liberal traditions and is the first dictionary of liberal political thought ever published.

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    Dictionary of Liberal Biography

    This dictionary brings together into one volume the biographies of over 200 people who have made major contributions to the Liberal Party, SDP or Liberal Democrats along with those who have contributed to the wider development of British liberalism.

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  • http://www.scribd.com/doc/35591436/The-internet-and-the-2010-election-putting-the-small-%E2%80%98p%E2%80%99-back-in-politics

    The internet and the 2010 election

    What happened to all the talk of an internet general election in 2010? A range of contributors take a look at what happened and why, with Mark Pack explaining why asking whether an election will be or was an internet general election misses the real story.

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    Total Politics Guide to the 2010 General Election

    A look at the state of the parties, constituencies and polices for the 2010 general election, with a chapter by Mark Pack on the Liberal Democrats.

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    Community Politics Today

    A re-examination of the Liberal Democrat philosophy of community politics, this volume includes a chapter from Mark Pack on how to put community politics back into political campaigning.

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    General Election Agents Manual

    The essential guide to running a general election campaign successfully for Liberal Democrat agents.

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    The Internet in the UK election

    A team of experts and practitioners look at how the internet was used in the general election of 2001 and its impact on the political system. Mark Pack's chapter reviews the online campaign from the perspective of the Liberal Democrats.

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    Liberal Leaders

    Liberal Leaders is a forty-page booklet with biographies of every Liberal leader from the Great Reform Act to the end of the nineteeth century – the heyday of the Liberal Party. To buy a copy, please send a cheque for £4.00 (made out to ‘Liberal Democrat History Group’) to LDHG, 38 Salford Road, London SW2 4BQ. Mark Pack wrote the entries for Earl Grey and Viscount Melbourne.

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    Total Politics guide to political blogging in the UK 2010-11

    A review of the state of political blogging in the UK, along with poll results of the top 300 UK political blogs and contributions from many leading bloggers. Mark Pack's chapter looks at eight lesson for their own campaigning that those in public affairs and the not for profit sector can take from the online activities of political parties and candidates during the general election.

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  • http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/190727801X/?tag=marpacsblo-21

    Total Politics guide to political blogging in the UK 2009-10

    A review of the state of political blogging in the UK, along with poll results of the top 300 UK political blogs and contributions from many leading bloggers. Mark Pack's chapter predicts the future for political blogging in the UK.

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  • http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1904734219/?tag=marpacsblo-21

    Total Politics guide to political blogging in the UK 2008-09

    A review of the state of political blogging in the UK, along with poll results of the top 200 UK political blogs and contributions from many leading bloggers. Mark Pack's chapter looks at how politicians can and should carry on blogging in times of adversity.

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    Iain Dale’s guide to political blogging in the UK 2007-08

    A review of the state of political blogging in the UK, along with poll results of the top 500 UK political blogs and contributions from many leading bloggers. Mark Pack's chapter looks at what political parties can get out of blogging.

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  • 101 Ways To Win An Election - book cover
  • Share This: The Social Media Handbook for PR Professionals - book cover
  • Top Tips For Local Campaigners - book cover
  • http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1849540438?ie=UTF8&tag=marpacsblo-21&linkCode=shr&camp=3194&creative=21330&creativeASIN=1849540438
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  • http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/190230148X/?tag=marpacsblo-21
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  • http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1842751670/?tag=marpacsblo-21
  • http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1902301099/?tag=marpacsblo-21
  • http://www.scribd.com/doc/35591436/The-internet-and-the-2010-election-putting-the-small-%E2%80%98p%E2%80%99-back-in-politics
  • http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1849540055/?tag=marpacsblo-21
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  • http://www.achievemore.org.uk/
  • http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0900432403/?tag=marpacsblo-21
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  • http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1907278044/?tag=marpacsblo-21
  • http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/190727801X/?tag=marpacsblo-21
  • http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1904734219/?tag=marpacsblo-21
  • http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1905641621/?tag=marpacsblo-21
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