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say, there were a myriad of others, be they delegates, journalists, or local townspeople, who were present at the conference either officially or unofficially. In this complex multi-layered conference space, “sociability” worked like a social glue that brought people together and generated a semblance

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Representing the Periphery
Histories of Public Diplomacy and Nation Branding in the Nordic and Baltic Countries provides an historical perspective on public diplomacy and nation branding in the Nordic and Baltic countries from 1900 to the present day. It highlights continuity and change in the efforts to strategically represent these nations abroad, and shows how a self-understanding of being peripheral has led to similarities in the deployed practices throughout the Nordic-Baltic region.

Edited by Louis Clerc, Nikolas Glover and Paul Jordan, the volume examines a range of actors that have attempted to influence foreign opinions and strengthen their country’s political and commercial position. Variously labelled propaganda, information, diplomacy and branding, these constant efforts to enhance the national image abroad have affected how the nation has been imagined in the domestic context.

-Ray reconstructs a longue durée history from the Mughal era to the present day recounting how the legacy of the Mahabharat has underpinned every “Indian” administration. Whilst the Mughals, particularly Emperor Akbar, adapted to the Indian context and traditions, making themselves “Indian,” the British are

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An Uncertain Fate
Public diplomacy has never been more important in international relations. Yet, public diplomacy’s future as a valued national resource and a respected profession is far from certain. Lingering historical misperceptions and contemporary debate regarding public diplomacy’s role and value in protecting and advancing national and international interests threaten public diplomacy’s advancement on both fronts. Grounded in public relations theory and steeped in common sense, this book advances the global debate on public diplomacy’s future by documenting the intellectual and practical development of public diplomacy in the United States and analyzing key challenges ahead. The author’s fresh perspective provides compelling insights into public diplomacy's purpose and value, the conceptual foundations of the discipline, and principles of strategic practice. Based on extensive primary and secondary research, including a comprehensive survey of veteran U.S. public diplomats, the book reveals lessons learned from the U.S. experience in public diplomacy that will be critical in determining public diplomacy's fate in the United States and throughout the world.
The Future of US Public Diplomacy
Editors: Ali Fisher and Scott Lucas
In the last decade public diplomacy has become one of the most important concepts in the development and implementation of foreign policy. Trials of Engagement: The Future of US Public Diplomacy, with contributors from leading scholars in disciplines from international relations to communications, considers the challenges for this ‘new’ public diplomacy, especially as it is pursued by the US Government. It highlights the challenges of aligning policy and projection, overcoming bureaucratic tensions, and the language used by public diplomats. Most importantly, the volume illustrates that the issues for public diplomacy are more than those of a producer seeking to win the hearts and minds of passive ‘audiences’.

Trials of Engagement portrays public diplomacy as an increasingly public project. To overcome the trials of engagement, public diplomacy must provide more than a rhetorical nod to a “two-way” process. Ultimately, a collaborative public diplomacy must be built on a broad understanding of those involved, the recognition of stakeholders as peers, and effective interaction with networks made up of traditional and new interlocutors.

, therefore, employs a skillful analysis of large datasets drawn from decades of British diplomatic correspondence to come up with five principal mechanisms that govern private diplomatic exchanges. The main argument presented in the book is that the vast majority of the expectations that form through

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wedding abstraction to sound, voice and movement by precise measures. Another dimension left in the background is design and production of musical instruments and its relation to IR as an industry (Gribenski, 173). Science of music may be unseen but is ever present just like the art and science of

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distinction is in order, as Professor Rasmussen suggests. Of course, it is relatively easy to agree on and present a common EU position in organizations related to functional topics, like, for instance, the World Intellectual Property Organization. An altogether different matter is to stand for them at the

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the diplomats who had experienced the 1919 Paris Peace Conference to eventually become a cliché of the histories of diplomacy until the 2000s, 2 so the history of international relations was presented as the inverted and positive image of the “old diplomatic history.” Robert Frank, holder of

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The Functioning and Coherence of EU External Representation in a State-centric environment
The European Union at the United Nations examines the implementation of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) regime at the United Nations (UN) in New York. It assesses the functioning and quality of the coordination and representation of EU Member States’ national interests and EU policy aims in the most important international organization. Besides dealing with the effectiveness and coherence of EU representation at the UN, the book scrutinizes the potential of the EU as a single actor in foreign and security affairs, reviews CFSP developments generally, and explores whether the process ‘Europeanization’ is taking place in EU external relations. The qualitative institutional analysis is supported by a comprehensive quantitative evaluation of EU Member States’ voting behavior in the UN General Assembly.