By Stephen Brooks
Contrary to the view held by way of many that research American overseas coverage, public international relations has seldom performed a decisive position within the success of the country's overseas coverage goals. the explanations for this aren't that the rules and interventions are ill-conceived or badly achieved, even supposing this is often occasionally the case. relatively, the criteria that restrict the effectiveness of public international relations lie nearly solely outdoors the regulate of yank policy-makers. particularly, the resistance of overseas opinion-leaders to rules and knowledge approximately American factors and activities that don't sq. with their pre-conceived notions of the USA and its actions on the earth is a gigantic and maybe insurmountable wall that limits the effect of public international relations.
This ebook doesn't finish that public international relations has no position within the repertoire of yank overseas coverage. as an alternative, the expectancies held for this tender strength device must be extra practical. Public international relations shouldn't be seen in its place for tough strength instruments which are likely to be correlated with genuine American effect instead of the a little nebulous suggestion of yank standing.
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Anti-Americanism and the Limits of Public Diplomacy: Winning Hearts and Minds? (Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy) by Stephen Brooks