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Cultural Diplomacy in Europe

Between the Domestic and the International

  • Caterina Carta
  • Richard Higgott
  • First volume to systematically analyse the EU’s attempt to develop a strategy for international cultural relations

  • Links conceptual discussions of culture in international relations with cultural diplomacy and strategy

  • Advances scholarship in international relations, European studies and cultural studies

Book

Part of the The European Union in International Affairs book series (EUIA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Setting up the Institutional Machinery: Tuning the Different Voices of European Cultural Diplomacy

  3. The Role of Intra-European Cultural Diplomacy in the Age of Populisms

  4. Perspectives on the Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Riccardo Trobbiani, Andrea Pavón-Guinea
      Pages 217-237
    3. Caterina Carta, Richard Higgott
      Pages 239-261
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 263-274

About this book

Introduction

This edited volume explores European cultural diplomacy, a topic of growing interest across the scholarly and applied public policy communities in recent years. The contributions focus on Europe, culture and diplomacy and the way they are interlinked in the contemporary international context. The European Union increasingly resorts to cultural assets and activity for both internal and external purposes, to foster European cohesion and advancing integration, and to mitigate the demise of other foreign policy components, respectively. This calls for an analysis of the strategic role of culture, especially as it relates to the realm of EU external action. The chapters provide a conceptual discussion of culture in international relations and examine how this concept relates to cultural diplomacy and cultural strategy. The authors discuss roles and relationships with the EU’s 2016 Global Strategy and current EU attempts to foster the EU’s political and societal resilience.

Caterina Carta is Associate Professor of International Relations at Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Public Diplomacy.

Richard Higgott is Emeritus Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Warwick, UK, and Research Professor at the Institute for European Studies (IES) and Distinguished Professor of Diplomacy at Vesalius College (VUB), Brussels, Belgium.

Keywords

European integration International Cultural Strategy Culture in International Relations EU Cultural Diplomacy policy-making discourse strategy development strategy collaboration functional delegation arm-length principle European Union EU member states EU and MENA 2016 Global Strategy Eastern Partnership institutional cooperation education populist nationalist zeitgeist populism post-Brexit Europe

Editors and affiliations

  • Caterina Carta
    • 1
  • Richard Higgott
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversité LavalQuébecCanada
  2. 2.Institute for European Studies (IES)Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)BrusselsBelgium

About the editors

Caterina Carta is Associate Professor of International Relations at Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Public Diplomacy.

Richard Higgott is Emeritus Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Warwick, UK, and Research Professor at the Institute for European Studies (IES) and Distinguished Professor of Diplomacy at Vesalius College (VUB), Brussels, Belgium.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cultural Diplomacy in Europe
  • Book Subtitle Between the Domestic and the International
  • Editors Caterina Carta
    Richard Higgott
  • Series Title The European Union in International Affairs
  • Series Abbreviated Title The European Union in International Affairs
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-21544-6
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies Political Science and International Studies (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-21543-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-21546-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-21544-6
  • Series ISSN 2662-5911
  • Series E-ISSN 2662-592X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 274
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
  • Topics European Union Politics
    Foreign Policy
    Diplomacy
    Public Policy
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