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The United States and public diplomacy : new directions in cultural and international history

Author: Kenneth Alan Osgood; Brian Craig Etheridge
Publisher: Leiden, The Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
Series: Diplomatic studies, v. 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Public diplomacy is the art of cultivating public opinion to achieve foreign policy objectives. A vital tool in contemporary statecraft, public diplomacy is also one most poorly understood elements of a nation's "soft power." The United States and Public Diplomacy adds historical perspective to ongoing global conversation about public diplomacy and its proper role in foreign affairs. It highlights the fact that  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Alan Osgood; Brian Craig Etheridge
ISBN: 9789004176911 9004176918
OCLC Number: 460056826
Description: xii, 380 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: The anomaly of the Cold War : cultural diplomacy and civil society since 1850 / Jessica C.E. Gienow-Hecht --
The problem of power in modern public diplomacy. The Netherlands Information Bureau in World War II and the early Cold War / David J. Snyder --
Ethnicity, security, and public diplomacy : Irish-Americans and Ireland's neutrality in World War II / John Day Tully --
Hollywood, tourism, and dictatorship : Samuel Bronston's special relationship with the Franco regime, 1957-1973 / Neal M. Rosendorf --
Supranational public diplomacy: the evolution of the UN Department of Public Information and the rise of third world advocacy / Seth Center --
Transnational public diplomacy : assessing Salvadoran revolutionary efforts to build U.S. public opposition to Reagan's Central American policy / Héctor Perla Jr. --
Foreign relations as domestic affairs : the role of the "public" in the origins of U.S. public diplomacy / Justin Hart --
Crisis management and missed opportunities : U.S. public diplomacy and the creation of the third world, 1947-1950 / Jason C. Parker --
Film as public diplomacy: the USIA's Cold War at twenty-four frames per second / Nicholas J. Cull --
Mediating public diplomacy : local conditions and U.S. public diplomacy in Norway in the 1950s / Helge Danielsen --
Domestic politics and public diplomacy : Appalachian cultural exhibits and the changing nature of U.S. public diplomacy, 1964-1972 / Michael L. Krenn --
Networks of influence : U.S. exchange programs and Western Europe in the 1980s / Giles Scott-Smith.
Series Title: Diplomatic studies, v. 5.
Responsibility: edited by Kenneth A. Osgood and Brian C. Etheridge.

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