The Domestic Dimension of Public Diplomacy

Evaluating Success through Civil Engagement

  • Katarzyna Pisarska

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Katarzyna Pisarska
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  3. Katarzyna Pisarska
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  4. Katarzyna Pisarska
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  5. Katarzyna Pisarska
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  6. Katarzyna Pisarska
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 201-207

About this book


This book explores new grounds that public diplomacy is entering today, as domestic publics come to the forefront of the policy – acting both as foreign policy constituencies and public diplomacy actors cooperating with their foreign counterparts. The author discusses the phenomena of public diplomacy’s domestic dimension described as government’s ability to engage its own society in foreign policy practices through information, cooperation and identity-defining. By analyzing data from over 80 recorded interviews with Australian, Norwegian and American public diplomacy practitioners the book illustrates both successful and unsuccessful models of such cooperation. From Norwegian Peace Diplomacy, through Australia’s ambivalent engagement with Asia, to U.S. Government-sponsored exchange programs, the author argues that governments around the world are slowly accepting a paradigm shift in diplomatic practice from monological or dialogical to a more collaborative public diplomacy. This book is an essential resource for students, scholars, experts and diplomats interested in world’s best-practices of engaging domestic civil society actors in foreign policy statecraft.

Katarzyna Pisarska is Assistant Professor at Warsaw School of Economics, Poland, and Founder and Director of the European Academy of Diplomacy, Poland, and the Visegrad School of Political Studies, Poland. She has completed fellowships at Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University SAIS and Australian National University. Dr. Pisarska is also a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.


Domestic Dimension of Public Diplomacy Collaborative Public Diplomacy Constructivism Australian foreign policy Norwegian Peace Diplomacy U.S. International Exchange Programs NGOs in foriegn policy Public Diplomacy Civil Engagement Domestic publics Foreign Policy civil engagement Diplomacy political science politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Katarzyna Pisarska
    • 1
  1. 1.Warsaw School of EconomicsPoland

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