Print Edition: Debating PD, A Hague Journal Special Issue

The print edition of "Debating Public Diplomacy: Now and Next," a special issue of the Hague Journal of Diplomacy edited by CPD Faculty Fellow Jan Melissen and CPD Director Jay Wang, is available from publisher Brill here.

This book is a much-needed update on our understanding of public diplomacy and intends to stimulate new thinking on what is one of the most remarkable recent developments in diplomatic practice that has challenged practitioners as much as scholars. Included are 12 essays reflecting on how the evolution of the global information environment presents new challenges for public diplomacy practitioners and academic analysis.

“Making sense of what is going on now, and what may be next in public diplomacy, is as relevant for rising powers as it is for declining states," write Melissen and Wang. "It matters to powers big and small, and those in the middle or occupying policy niches, as it does to an array of non-state actors.”

This forward-looking issue covers today's critical public diplomacy topics that will only grow more pressing as the field continues to be shaped by the new global media landscape. Contributions include the following chapters by public diplomacy thought-leaders, senior scholars and emerging voices in the field:

  • Introduction: Debating Public Diplomacy (Jay Wang & Jan Melissen)

  • Soft Power and Public Diplomacy Revisited (Joseph S. Nye, Jr.)

  • The Tightrope to Tomorrow: Reputational Security, Collective Vision and the Future of Public Diplomacy (Nicholas J. Cull)

  • Adapting Public Diplomacy to the Populist Challenge (Andrew F. Cooper)

  • Diasporas and Public Diplomacy: Distinctions and Future Prospects (Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff)

  • The Psychology of State-Sponsored Disinformation Campaigns and Implications for Public Diplomacy (Erik C. Nisbet & Olga Kamenchuk)

  • Public Diplomacy in the Digital Age (Corneliu Bjola, Jennifer Cassidy & Ilan Manor)

  • Digital Diplomacy: Emotion and Identity in the Public Realm (Constance Duncombe)

  • Culture, Cultural Diversity and Human-centered Diplomacies (R.S. Zaharna)

  • Public Diplomacy and Hostile Nations (Geoffrey Wiseman)

  • US Public Diplomacy and the Terrorism Challenge (Philip Seib)

  • The China Model of Public Diplomacy and Its Future (Kejin Zhao)

  • Political Leaders and Public Diplomacy in the Contested Indo-Pacific (Caitlin Byrne)


View the publisher homepage for the print edition of Debating Public Diplomacy: Now and Next here.


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