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Tesi etd-07312018-163320

Type of thesis
Perfezionamento
Author
LAMONICA, ALESSANDRO GIOVANNI
E-mail address
alessandro.lamonica89@gmail.com
URN
etd-07312018-163320
Title
Culture, Diplomacy, and Power: The French and British Models of Cultural Diplomacy in the Early Twenty-First Century
Structure
SPS/04
Course
SCIENZE POLITICHE - Joint PhD in Political Science, European Politics and International Relations
Committee
relatore Prof. ISERNIA, PIERANGELO
Presidente Prof. HIGGOTT, RICHARD
Keywords
  • cultural diplomacy
  • cultural heritage protection
  • cultural peace-building
  • diplomacy
  • foreign policy analysis
  • international cultural relations
  • power
Exam session start date
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Availability
completa
Abstract
The objective of this thesis is to offer a new conceptualization of contemporary cultural diplomacy that builds off of the emergent triadic interaction between a resource -culture-, an instrument -diplomacy-, and a relation -power. It also develops an analytical model of state-driven cultural diplomacy and it tests it on the initiatives undertaken by the United Kingdom (UK) and France in the framework of their strategy towards partner countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in the aftermath of the so-called “Arab Spring”. Overall, the thesis has the ambition to bring a new theoretical perspective to the study of cultural diplomacy and to assess the role of cultural diplomacy in contemporary foreign policy and its place in the practice of power in international relations.
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