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dc.contributor.authorHare, Paul Websteren_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-22T14:00:25Z
dc.date.available2020-01-22T14:00:25Z
dc.identifier.citationPaul Webster Hare. "Corroding consensus-building: how self-centered public diplomacy is damaging diplomacy and what can be done about it." Place Branding and Public Diplomacy, https://doi.org/10.1057/s41254-019-00137-3
dc.identifier.issn1751-8040
dc.identifier.issn1751-8059
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/39129
dc.description.abstractPublic diplomacy (PD) is an activity which has become central to the analysis of modern diplomacy. Yet while there are common definitions of PD widely used internationally, practice between states has come to diverge more and more. There is disagreement in the academic literature about what should be included in PD activities, the actors, and boundaries. But there is little analysis of the effects of PD on mainstream diplomacy. This paper, written by a diplomat and sometime practitioner of PD, argues that PD is losing its connection with wider diplomacy which is based on reciprocity and consensus-building. The digital revolution has enabled PD self-promotion which diminishes the necessity for diplomatic partnering. Global rivalries are played out daily for global publics with little room for quiet reflection and compromise. Such self-centered PD has immersed itself in the confusing and divisive nature of online engagement. While the Internet has brought massive benefits and opportunities to both diplomacy and PD, the consensus-building part of true diplomatic engagement is receding. The activities of ISIS and Russia were just the first major collective challenges to diplomacy through new PD techniques. In the past, diplomacy has responded to crises and conflicts and rebuilt its options. Now PD’s chaotic and troubling evolution needs a new response. This should include partners in the non-state sector and the owners of technology platforms. The article takes a practitioner’s perspective and proposes a forum where state and non-state experts could discuss appropriate collective responses by diplomacy so it can reassert options available for consensus-building.en_US
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLCen_US
dc.relation.ispartofPlace Branding and Public Diplomacy
dc.subjectCommunication and media studiesen_US
dc.subjectMarketingen_US
dc.subjectPolitical scienceen_US
dc.titleCorroding consensus-building: how self-centered public diplomacy is damaging diplomacy and what can be done about iten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1057/s41254-019-00137-3
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pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studiesen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublished onlineen_US
dc.date.online2019-08-01
dc.identifier.mycv507858


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