This is a selective list of the main resources on Cultural Diplomacy that you could tap into on the Web in 2012, some of which were not as objective as they may seem.
The ICCE at Goldsmiths College London University together with the umbrella organisation ENCATC is increasingly active in the area and have provided much of the material for this post.
Other recent writings and updates include:
The British Council continues to develop policy in this area. See one of their latest statements (2012): Trust Pays – How international cultural relationships build trust in the UK and underpin the success of the UK economy.
The Government of Finland commissioned this report from Brian Hocking et al in 2012: Futures for Diplomacy: Integrative Diplomacy in the 21st Century.
Berthold Franke of The Goethe Institut produced this Message from the Goethe-Institut: Cultural diplomacy versus cultural exchange and dialogue.
EU Culture and External Relations also make interesting statements. Click here and here.
EUNIC is a key organisation of European diplomats in post in the cultural institutes. Here are a couple of reports worth reading:
1. Europe’s Foreign Cultural Relations: Culture Report – EUNIC
2. Cultural Diplomacy in a Changing World: How to Respond to
the Current Challenges (EUNIC London 2012)
Debate on relations with China is beginning to produce material:
– See Richard Pascoe‘s Powerpoint (2012) on Chinese Views of the EU and Europe.
– And the results of research at UK University of Nottingham by Welzel, Christian and Graf, Timo (2011) on the Chinese Affect towards European Culture.
Fergus Hanson (2012) produced Revolution @State: The Spread of Ediplomacy for the Lowy Institute.
Rod Fisher with Carla Figueira updated their research for More Europe in 2011: Revisiting EU Member States’ International Cultural Relations.
Just starting on this? Here are the basic texts everyone needs to read: