NEW CPD Perspectives, “Public Diplomacy in Germany”

Claudia Auer and Alice Srugies co-author the latest issue of CPD Perspectives on Public Diplomacy which examines the practices and scholarship of German public diplomacy. Compared to American public diplomacy, German PD is a relatively new field that has yet to be critically studied. Together, Auer and Srugies, both at the Ilmenau Center of Public Diplomacy Research and Training in Germany, review the target audience, structures, functions, and aims of the country's public diplomacy.

"The study looks at the understanding and practice of public diplomacy from three different perspectives: 1) it theoretically conceptualizes public diplomacy by applying approaches of communication science and sociology; 2) it depicts and discusses the historical development of public diplomacy in Germany; and 3) it empirically analyzes the practice of the most relevant German public diplomacy actors."

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CPD Perspectives is a periodic publication from the USC Center on Public Diplomacy, and highlights scholarship intended to stimulate critical thinking about the study and practice of public diplomacy.

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