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Public Diplomacy and the Implementation of Foreign Policy in the US, Sweden and Turkey


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About this book


This book presents a comprehensive framework, six pathways of connection, which explains the impact of public diplomacy on achieving foreign policy goals. The comparative study of three important public diplomacy practitioners with distinctive challenges and approaches shows the necessity to move beyond soft power to appreciate the role of public diplomacy in global politics. Through theoretical discussions and case studies, six pathways of connection is presented as a framework to design new public diplomacy projects and measure their impact on foreign policy.


Public Diplomacy Foreign Policy United States Turkey Sweden Policy Analysis

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Economic and Social SciencesUniversity of FribourgFribourgSwitzerland

About the authors

Efe Sevin is Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. His current research focuses on the role of nation brands and public diplomacy on achieving foreign policy objectives. Dr. Sevin received his Ph.D. from American University's School of International Service, Washington, DC, USA.

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“Efe Sevin’s book is a must read for practitioners, scholars, and students of public diplomacy, particularly those who are interested in the evaluation of public diplomacy projects. Furthermore, the book will appeal to IR scholars, who have generally been pessimistic about public diplomacy, perhaps because of the unintended dissonance with public diplomacy of the IR discipline.” (Kadir Ayhan, International Studies Review, Vol. 20 (03), September, 2018)​