Elin Helgesson



Articles in journals

Helgesson, E. (2024). Folk devils and moral vigilantes – The occupational branding of public affairs consultants and the management of stigma. Public Relations Inquiry, vol. 13: 1, pp. 69-91.  

Helgesson, E. (2023). Paid to lobby but up for debate : role conceptions and client selection of public affairs consultants. Journal of Communication Management, vol. 27: 4, pp. 617-632.  

Falasca, K. & Helgesson, E. (2021). Revolving around roles : Public affairs practitioners as democratic enablers or as hired guns. Public Relations Review, vol. 47: 1  

Helgesson, E. & Falasca, K. (2017). The construction of an elusive concept : Framing the controversial role and practice of lobbying in Swedish media. Public Relations Inquiry, vol. 6: 3, pp. 275-291.    

Chapters in books

Helgesson, E. & Johansson, C. (2022). Så vill lobbyisterna forma berättelsen om den svenska skogen. In Skogens värden : forskares reflektioner. Sundsvall : Mittuniversitetet. pp. 172-173.

Helgesson, E. (2018). Svängdörren, lobbyisterna och förtroendet. In Snabbtänkt : Reflektioner från valet 2018 av ledande forskare. Sundsvall : Mid Sweden University (DEMICOM rapport). pp. 88-88.  

Helgesson, E. & Grandien, C. (2015). On the borderlines of advocacy : Situational professional ethics in the identity construction of public relations consultants. In Communication Ethics in a Connected World: Research in Public Relations and Organisational Communication. Peter Lang Publishing Group. pp. 215-233.  

Conference papers

Falasca, K. & Helgesson, E. (2018). Revolving around the role of public affairs in the political process. Paper presented at the The International Communication Association's 87th Annual Conference, 2018 Post Conference, Lobbying and Democracy: The Voice of Communication. Prague, Czech Republic, 24-28 May 2018.

Helgesson, E. (2017). An exploration of the role and practice of public affairs in Sweden. Paper presented at the Euprera Congress 2017, 14-16 October, LONDON, UK

Helgesson, E. (2017). Public affairs legitimacy and role conception. Paper presented at the International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, 25 May 2017.

Doctoral theses

Helgesson, E. (2023). The Many Faces of Public Affairs : A Study of Constructs, Conditions and Claims in a Disputed Field of Practice. Dis. (Comprehensive summary) Sundsvall : Mid Sweden University, 2023 (Mid Sweden University doctoral thesis : 400)  


Helgesson, E. & Falasca, K. (2022). Fälldin och "massmedianerna" : Thorbjörn Fälldin som politisk kommunikatör. Sundsvall : (DEMICOM rapport 49).

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