New Edition of the ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Published

The USC Center on Public Diplomacy is proud to announce the March 2008 publication of the ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. Entitled “Public Diplomacy in a Changing World,” the issue is edited by Geoffrey Cowan and Nicholas Cull and includes several contributions from members of the CPD community.

This volume of The Annals follows four previous volumes which the American Academy of Political and Social Science has published on various aspects of the subject now widely called public diplomacy. The topics of the earlier Annals issues were the U.S. image abroad (1954), international education (1961), the exchange of persons (1976), and the Fulbright experience (1987).

This newest volume includes essays on international broadcasting and place branding. Below is a list of the articles;

Preface: Public Diplomacy in a Changing World
Geoffrey Cowan and Nicholas Cull

Moving from Monologue to Dialogue to Collaboration: The Three Layers of Public Diplomacy
Geoffrey Cowan and Amelia Arsenault

Public Diplomacy: Taxonomies and Histories
Nicholas Cull

Searching for a Theory of Public Diplomacy
Eytan Gilboa

The New Public Sphere: Global Civil Society, Communication Networks, and Global Governance
Manuel Castells

Public Diplomacy and Soft Power
Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

Hard Power, Soft Power, Smart Power
Ernest J. Wilson, III

Place Branding: The State of the Art
Peter van Ham

New Technologies and International Broadcasting: Reflections on Adaptations and Transformations
Monroe E. Price, Susan Haas, and Drew Margolin

Mapping the Undefinable: Some Thoughts on the Relevance of Exchange Programs within International Relations Theory
Giles Scott-Smith

International Exchanges and the U.S. Image
Nancy Snow

Buena Vista Solidarity and the Axis of Aid: Cuban and Venezuelan Public Diplomacy
Michael J. Bustamante and Julia E. Sweig

Public Diplomacy and the Rise of Chinese Soft Power
Yiwei Wang

Public Diplomacy: Sunrise of an Academic Field
Bruce Gregory


"The volume is rich in historical and institutional information, with ample scholarly references. With its broad range of coverage, and its scope of ambition, the Cowan-Cull Annals volume on “Public Diplomacy in a Changing World” may well become a landmark, as a valuable reference work and a current assessment of an expanding field."

-Alan K. Henrikson's, Director of Diplomatic Studies at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University


To read Henrikson's full review on this recent ANNALS edition, please visit our PD Book Reviews page.


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