Toward a New Public Diplomacy: Redirecting U.S. Foreign Policy

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Springer, Aug 31, 2009 - Political Science - 257 pages
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.

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William A. Rugh Nicholas J. Cull Shawn Powers Ahmed El Gody Viktoria Orlova Guolin Shen Hussein Amin Amelia Arsenault Kathy Fitzpatrick Neal Rosendorf Jennifer A. Marshall Thomas F. Farr Abiodun Williams