Latest Must-Reads in Public Diplomacy Scholarship
On June 4, 2014, Bruce Gregory published a new edition of his periodic public diplomacy reading list. Bruce’s List is a compilation of books, journal articles, papers, and blogs on a wide variety of topics within the field of public diplomacy, and features a number of CPD scholars.
Highlights from the list include:
- Geoffrey Allen Pigman explores how international sporting competition has had a role in diplomacy since the ancient Olympiad in his article “International Sport and Diplomacy's Public Dimension: Governments, Sporting Federations and the Global Audience."
- Mark Harris' book "Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War" reviews the role that some Hollywood movies played in serving government and military interests.
- Wally Olins, in his book "Brand New: The Shape of Brands to Come" examines the future of nation branding in the context of globalization and digital technologies as he argues that branding now has “a statistically measurable economic aim, as well as a traditional, emotional, ideological purpose.”
- James Pamment, in his article “Time, Space & German Soft Power: Toward a Spatio-Temporal Turn in Diplomatic Studies?” focuses on the spatiotemporal turn in Media & Communication Studies to discuss their diplomatic implications in a case study of German soft power strategies.
To see the latest list in full, click here.