This book is the first in a dedicated series that explores questions of cultural diplomacy and international cultural relations.

Drawing on a broad range of disciplinary perspectives, it throws new light on the function and operation of policies that seek to change attitudes, values and behaviours across national boundaries and in diverse geocultural contexts. The specific policies explored relate to ways in which sites of past violence and atrocity are deployed in strategies of soft power; to the contribution of culture to EU enlargement; to the use of the Russian language as a soft power resource; to the singularities of the Indian cultural diplomacy; to cultural diplomacy as elite legitimation; to the role of diaspora relations in European cultural diplomacy; to the use of film in post-war cultural diplomacy; and to the role assigned to culture in the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement.

Scholars interested in how cultural and foreign policy intersect in widely differing national contexts will find this book an invaluable resource. It was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Cultural Policy.

chapter |1 pages

Cultural diplomacy and international cultural relations (1)

ByOliver Bennett

chapter 1|15 pages

Soft power and dark heritage

Multiple potentialities
ByDavid Clarke, Anna Cento Bull, Marianna Deganutti

chapter 2|15 pages

European integration through ‘soft conditionality’

The contribution of culture to EU enlargement in Southeast Europe
ByClaske Vos

chapter 3|15 pages

Soft power, Russia and the former Soviet states

A case study of Russian language and education in Armenia
ByAnna Mkhoyan

chapter 4|12 pages

Cultural diplomacy

India does it differently
ByYudhishthir Raj Isar

chapter 5|15 pages

Cultural diplomacy in Qatar

Between ‘virtual enlargement’, national identity construction and elite legitimation
ByKristin A. Eggeling

chapter 6|19 pages

European cultural diplomacy

Diaspora relations with Kazakhstan
ByNeil Collins, Kristina Bekenova

chapter 7|14 pages

De-demonising Japan?

Transitioning from war to peace through Japan’s cinematic post-war cultural diplomacy in UNESCO’s Orient project 1957–1959
ByMiia Huttunen

chapter 8|17 pages

Cultural diversity and free trade

The case of the EU-Canada agreement
ByMaría Trinidad García Leiva