Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Origins of Public Diplomacy in US Statecraft [new book]

Palgrave Macmillan Series in Global Public Diplomacy

Author: Schindler, Caitlin E.

This book examines historic examples of US public diplomacy in order to understand how past uses and techniques of foreign public engagement evolved into modern public diplomacy as a tool of American statecraft. The study explores six historic cases where the United States’ government or private American citizens actively engaged with foreign publics, starting with the American Revolution in 1776 through the passage of the Smith-Mundt Bill of 1948. Each case looks specifically at the role foreign public engagement plays in American statecraft, while also identifying trends in American foreign public engagement and making connections between past practice of foreign public engagement and public diplomacy, and analyzing how trends and past practice or experience influenced modern American public diplomacy. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Reconnecting the Past and Present
    Schindler, Caitlin E.
    Pages 1-39
  • America’s First Public Diplomat
    Schindler, Caitlin E.
    Pages 41-74
  • Public Diplomacy of the Union
    Schindler, Caitlin E.
    Pages 75-109
  • Early Public-Private Partnerships for Public Diplomacy
    Schindler, Caitlin E.
    Pages 111-144
  • America’s First Public Diplomacy Agency?
    Schindler, Caitlin E.
    Pages 145-179
  • InterWar Public Diplomacy
    Schindler, Caitlin E.
    Pages 181-217
  • Public Diplomacy in Chaos and Ambiguity
    Schindler, Caitlin E.
    Pages 219-275
  • Foreign Public Engagement: An American Tradition in Context
    Schindler, Caitlin E.

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Origins of Public Diplomacy in US Statecraft
Book Subtitle
Uncovering a Forgotten Tradition
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Series in Global Public Diplomacy
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)

eBook ISBN
Hardcover ISBN
Edition Number
Number of Pages
XIX, 325
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 illustrations in colour

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