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In public relations and communication science, publics are groups of individual people, and the public is the totality of such groupings. This is a different concept to the sociological concept of the Öffentlichkeit or public sphere. The concept of a public has also been defined in political science, psychology, marketing, and advertising. In public relations and communication science, it is one of the more ambiguous concepts in the field. Although it has definitions in the theory of the field that have been formulated from the early 20th century onwards, it has suffered in more recent years from being blurred, as a result of conflation of the idea of a public with the notions of audience, market segment, community, constituency, and stakeholder.

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Organizations relating to Public

Japan Association of International Cooperation for Oral Health
Biblica / Colorado Springs CO, USA / Est. 1809
International Clinical Epidemiology Network - Asia / Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation / Castries, St Lucia / Est. 1988
Association des professionnels de santé en coopération / Paris, France / Est. 1992
Europe Association of Test Publishers
Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia and the Pacific / Bangkok, Thailand / Est. 1975
European Medical Association on Smoking and Health / Meyrin, Switzerland / Est. 1986
African Population and Health Research Center / Nairobi, Kenya / Est. 1995
Medico International - Aid in Developing Countries / Est. 1968
International Institute for Rural and Environmental Health, Bratislava / Bratislava, Slovakia / Est. 1995
Asociación Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Educación en Salud Pública / Est. 1974
Central and Eastern European Media Centre Foundation / Warsaw, Poland / Est. 1990
Association of Universities Entrusted to the Society of Jesus in Latin-America / Caracas, Venezuela / Est. 1985
Consortium for International Pacific Education and Communication Experiments by Satellite / Honolulu HI, USA / Est. 1973
Health Action Information Network / Quezon City, Philippines / Est. 1985
European Centre for Judges and Lawyers / Luxembourg, Luxembourg / Est. 1992
Public Concern Foundation / New York NY, USA / Est. 1975
International Society of Critical Health Psychology / Est. 2001
PATH / Seattle WA, USA / Est. 1977
Health Action International / Amsterdam, Netherlands / Est. 1981
Association for an Integral Health and Citizenship of Latin America and the Caribbean / Quito, Ecuador
Agreement Concerning Subscriptions to Newspapers and Periodicals, 1952 / Est. 1952
Latin American Centre for the Study of Violence and Health 'Jorge Careli' / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / Est. 1989
International Health Regulations, 1969 / Est. 1969

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World Problems relating to Public

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Human flatulence in public
Social hardships of economic reform
External debt crisis
Burden of servicing foreign public debt
Disappearance of common land
Government budget deficits
Inadequate transport infrastructure
Excessive governmental spending
Unethical practices in the public sector
Restriction of freedom of expression
Public non-accountability in control of production processes
Defective municipal water delivery equipment
Inappropriate use of public funds
Denial of trade union rights to public employees
Public non-accountability of organizations developing technology
Contamination of public water supplies by sabotage
Bogus public interest groups
Crimes against government and public property
Unethical practices of public service employees
Alienating public housing
Bribery of public officials
Abuse of government power
Nationalization of foreign investments

Action Strategies relating to Public

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Registering industrial emissions
Managing community health
Desseminating environmental news online
Reforming health systems
Researching public sector reform
Providing public health information
Providing government information on the internet

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