Dr William Dinan

Senior Lecturer

Communications, Media and Culture University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr William Dinan

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About me

About me

Will Dinan is Head of the Division of Communication, Media and Culture in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at the University of Stirling. His research interests include political communication and public affairs, environmental communication and civil society advocacy. His PhD thesis examined lobbying, political communication and Scottish devolution. Will is a founder and steering committee member of ALTER EU, a co-founder of Public Interest Investigations and has been involved in researching and campaigning on lobbying transparency for over a decade. He has conducted research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the OECD, the Scottish Parliament, Oxfam and his knowledge exchange work has been supported by a variety of UK and EU foundations.

Research

Political Communication; Lobbying; Civil Society; Environmental Communications; Think Tanks; Public Affairs & Advocacy; Governance; Journalism

Outputs (49)

Outputs

Letter

de Boer J, Llompart M, Massey R, Dinan W, Clapp R & Watterson A (2021) Letter to the Editor of Risk Analysis on the de Vries et al. Article (2021) on the Role of the Media in Communicating About Risks Linked to Crumb Rubber. Refers to: de Vries, Marion, Claassen, Liesbeth, Te Wierik, Margreet, Das,Enny, Mennen, Marcel, Timen, Aura, & Timmermans, Danielle(2021). The role of the media in the amplification of a contestedhealth risk: Rubber granulate on sport fields.Risk Analysis.https://doi.org/10.1111/risa.13731; Epub ahead of print May 6,2021. PMID: 33955574. Risk Analysis, 41 (12), pp. 2179-2182. https://doi.org/10.1111/risa.13821

Website Content

Watterson A & Dinan W (2020) Lagging and flagging - shale gas, air pollution and UK government policy. University of Stirling Public Policy Blog [Blog post] 14.07.2020. https://policyblog.stir.ac.uk/2020/07/14/lagging-and-flagging-shale-gas-air-pollution-and-uk-government-policy/

Book Chapter

Miller D & Dinan W (2016) Digging Deeper: big data, elites and investigative research. In: McKie L & Ryan L (eds.) An End to the Crisis of Empirical Sociology? Trends and challenges in social research. Sociological Futures (BSA). London: Routledge, pp. 49-64. https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138828674

Book Chapter

Dinan W (2010) The Battle for Lobbying Transparency. In: Burley H, Dinan W W, Haar K, Hoedeman O & Wesselius E (eds.) Bursting the Brussels Bubble. Brussels: ALTER EU, pp. 139-147. http://www.alter-eu.org/sites/default/files/documents/bursting-the-brussels-bubble.pdf

Book Chapter

Dinan W & Wesselius E (2010) Brussels: a lobbying paradise. In: Burley H, Dinan W W, Haar K, Hoedeman O & Wesselius E (eds.) Bursting the Brussels Bubble: the battle to expose corporate lobbying at the heart of the EU. Brussels, Belgium: ALTER EU, pp. 23-32. http://www.alter-eu.org/sites/default/files/documents/bursting-the-brussels-bubble.pdf

Book Chapter

Miller D & Dinan W (2010) Introduction. In: Klaehn J (ed.) The Political Economy of Media and Power. New York: Peter Lang, pp. 1-5. http://www.peterlang.com/index.cfm?event=cmp.ccc.seitenstruktur.detailseiten&seitentyp=produkt&pk=54149

Book Chapter

Dinan W & Miller D (2009) Journalism, Public Relations, and Spin. In: Wahl-Jorgensen K & Hanitzsch T (eds.) Handbook of Journalism Studies. ICA Handbook Series. London: Routledge, pp. 250-264. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780805863420/

Conference Proceeding

Dinan W & Miller D (2008) Transparency in EU Decision Making, Holding Corporations to Account: Why the ETI Needs Mandatory Lobbying Disclosure. In: Corruption and democracy: Political finances - conflicts of interest - lobbying - justice. 28. Corruption and democracy: Political finances - conflicts of interest - lobbying - justice, Strasbourg, 20.11.2006-21.11.2006. Strasbourg, France: Council of Europe, pp. 155-160. http://www.dmiller.info/images/docs/miller%20dinan%20-%20transparency%20in%20eu%20decision%20making%202008.pdf

Book Review

Dinan W (2008) The Mediation of Power: a critical introduction. Review of: The Mediation of Power: A Critical Introduction, Aeron Davis, London: Routledge, 2007, 218pp. ISBN 987 0 415 40491 4. Global Media and Communication, 4 (3), pp. 357-359. https://doi.org/10.1177/17427665080040030802

Book Review

Dinan W (2005) New Activism and the Corporate Response. Review of:
edited by Steve John and Stuart Thomson, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003, 336pp. ISBN 978-1403903112. Political Studies Review, 3 (1), pp. 152-153. http://www.stuartthomson.co.uk/books/new/studies/

Book Chapter

Miller D & Dinan W (2003) Global Public Relations and Global Capitalism. In: Demers D D (ed.) Terrorism, Globalization and Mass Communication: Papers Presented at the 2002 Center for Global Media Studies Conference. Spokane: Marquette Books, pp. 193-214. http://www.marquettebooks.com/globalmediabooks/terrorismglobalization.html

Book Chapter

Schlesinger P, Dinan W & Miller D (2002) Closed Scotland? Lobbying at Holyrood. In: Hassan G & Warhurst C (eds.) Anatomy of the New Scotland: Power, Influence and Change. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishers, pp. 65-74.

Book Chapter

Dinan W, Scammell M & Harrup M (2001) The Scottish Media [The Press Disarmed]. In: Butler D & Kavanagh D (eds.) The British General Election of 2001. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan. http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/the-british-general-election-of-2001-david-butler/?K=9780333740323

Teaching

Teaching

Undergraduate courses in Public Relations and Promotional Culture; Postgraduate teaching on research methods, Political Communication & Democracy, plus specialist research placement and supervisory modules for postgraduate research students. Formerly Director of Studies, Taught Postgraduate Programmes, Faculty of Arts & Humanities; Programme Director, Strategic Public Relations & Communications Management;