Public diplomacy has become one of the most discussed phrases in political science. This book examines the use of public diplomacy by China and Taiwan in Central America, where Taiwan continues to hold the majority of diplomatic relationships. Using Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Guatemala as case studies, and drawing on other examples from across the Caribbean basin, Alexander examines public diplomacy beginning with its point of reception in target countries. He asks: To what extent is public diplomacy designed to engage foreign publics? To what extent is it instead designed to engage broader international audiences and the source country's own domestic pubic? He presents a framework for considering the diplomatic truce currently in place between China and Taiwan, the modern histories of both countries, and the significance of diplomatic recognition as a weapon within international relations.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Series:||Palgrave Macmillan Series in Global Public Diplomacy|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2014|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Colin R. Alexander is a Lecturer in Communications Studies at Nottingham Trent University, UK.
Table of ContentsPreface 1. Introduction 2. Chinese and Taiwan Relations with the Underdeveloped World (14,956 Words) 3. Costa Rica 4. El Salvador 5. Guatemala Conclusion