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Toward a New Public Diplomacy

Redirecting U.S. Foreign Policy

  • Editors
  • Philip Seib

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Growing Pains: American Public Diplomacy Today

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William A. Rugh
      Pages 3-21
    3. Nicholas J. Cull
      Pages 23-47
    4. Shawn Powers, Ahmed El Gody
      Pages 49-66
  3. From the Outside: Appraising American Public Diplomacy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Victoria V. Orlova
      Pages 69-93
    3. Guolin Shen
      Pages 95-110
    4. Hussein Amin
      Pages 111-132
  4. Where We Go from Here

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Amelia Arsenault
      Pages 135-153
    3. Kathy R. Fitzpatrick
      Pages 155-172
    4. Neal M. Rosendorf
      Pages 173-194
    5. Jennifer A. Marshall, Thomas F. Farr
      Pages 195-216
    6. Abiodun Williams
      Pages 217-237
    7. Philip Seib
      Pages 239-246
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 247-257

About this book

Introduction

Proponents of American public diplomacy sometimes find it difficult to be taken seriously. Everyone says nice things about relying less on military force and more on soft power. But it has been hard to break away from the longtime conventional wisdom that America owes its place in the world primarily to its muscle. Today, however, policy makers are recognizing that merely being a "superpower" - whatever that means now - does not ensure security or prosperity in a globalized society. Toward a New Public Diplomacy explains public diplomacy and makes the case for why it will be the crucial element in the much-needed reinvention of American foreign policy.

Keywords

Diplomacy foreign policy Policy

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