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Collaborative Public Diplomacy

How Transnational Networks Influenced American Studies in Europe

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ali Fisher
    Pages 43-93
  3. Ali Fisher
    Pages 95-134
  4. Ali Fisher
    Pages 135-156
  5. Ali Fisher
    Pages 157-190
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 203-260

About this book


Using archival research and recorded interviews, this book charts the development of American Studies in Europe during the early Cold War. It demonstrates how negotiations took place through a network of relationships and draws lessons for public diplomacy in an age when communities are connected through multi-hub, multi-directional networks.


Cold War diplomacy Europe Munich

About the authors

ALI FISHER Director of Mappa Mundi Consulting and an independent public diplomacy strategist and researcher.

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"This is a remarkable manuscript by one of today's leading and highly respected young scholars specializing in the theory and practice of public diplomacy a rapidly growing field of academic study. Fisher's book marshals and critically examines an extraordinary range of scholarly literature in two distinct but related areas of inquiry current theories of networks and collaborative public diplomacy and the origins and development of American Studies in Europe during the second half of the 20th century. Scholars in the field, and increasingly forward-leaning practitioners, will not be disappointed with Collaborative Public Diplomacy, given its scholarship and erudition."

- Bruce Gregory, Professorial Lecturer, School of Media and Public Diplomacy, George Washington University