By Stephen Brooks
Contrary to the view held by way of many that examine American overseas coverage, public international relations has seldom performed a decisive function within the fulfillment of the country's overseas coverage pursuits. the explanations for this aren't that the guidelines and interventions are ill-conceived or badly finished, even though this is often occasionally the case. really, the standards that restrict the effectiveness of public international relations lie virtually solely outdoor the keep an eye on of yank policy-makers. particularly, the resistance of overseas opinion-leaders to rules and knowledge approximately American reasons and activities that don't sq. with their pre-conceived notions of the USA and its actions on this planet is a gigantic and maybe insurmountable wall that limits the influence of public international relations.
This ebook doesn't finish that public international relations has no position within the repertoire of yankee international coverage. as a substitute, the expectancies held for this gentle strength instrument have to be extra reasonable. Public international relations shouldn't be considered instead for demanding strength instruments which are prone to be correlated with genuine American effect in place of the slightly nebulous inspiration of yankee 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