Losing Hearts And Minds? / Edition 1
  • Losing Hearts And Minds? / Edition 1
  • Losing Hearts And Minds? / Edition 1

Losing Hearts And Minds? / Edition 1

by Carnes Lord, John Hughes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275990826

ISBN-13: 9780275990824

Pub. Date: 08/01/2006

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

There is a broad consensus among informed observers both inside and outside the Beltway that American public diplomacy leaves much to be desired. Recent studies describe ineffectiveness, inadequate resources, and a general lack of direction. Further complicating this situation, there is no real consensus among critics on what must be done to fix current problems.

…  See more details below

Overview

There is a broad consensus among informed observers both inside and outside the Beltway that American public diplomacy leaves much to be desired. Recent studies describe ineffectiveness, inadequate resources, and a general lack of direction. Further complicating this situation, there is no real consensus among critics on what must be done to fix current problems. Moreover, the ills afflicting public diplomacy are poorly understood. Losing Hearts and Minds? situates these problems within the complex environment of U.S. government bureaucracy, and relates them to other instruments of national power, particularly diplomatic activities and military force. This book prompts debate by analyzing obstacles to effective public diplomacy, and offers a comprehensive vision of this critical dimension of statecraft, which without improvements will ill serve the nation in its ongoing efforts to counter the global threat of terror.

After a systematic exploration of the concepts and terminology used to characterize public diplomacy and the wider domain of strategic influence, Carnes Lord examines the contemporary security environment and sketches an overall strategy that should guide the United States in projecting influence in the war on terror and in pursuing larger global interests. The author then looks at the cultural and institutional problems that have long handicapped the performance of the U.S. government in these areas. The book concludes with a detailed examination of the specific problems facing governmental agencies involved in public diplomacy and kindred disciplines, including the Departments of State and Defense, international broadcasters, and the White House.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275990824
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/2006
Series:
Praeger Security International Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2Strategic influence and soft power15
Ch. 3Public diplomacy and psychological-political warfare27
Ch. 4Strategic influence in the age of terror37
Ch. 5Problems of legitimacy : the cultural context57
Ch. 6Problems of organization : the bureaucratic context65
Ch. 7The state department : back to the future?73
Ch. 8International broadcasting : who's in charge?83
Ch. 9The defense department : into the act?93
Ch. 10The White House : key to the game?103
Ch. 11Strategic influence and the future111

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >