Posted: 03 Apr 2010Kathy R. Fitzpatrick, The Future of Public Diplomacy: An Uncertain Fate "is a rather comprehensive review of most of the literature directly or indirectly related to public diplomacy. The author covers all the major ideas that have been presented in print on public diplomacy since 9/11, and some older ones... [I]t is surprising that the author presents such a complete survey in so many respects, but without explanation omits international broadcasting (p.9), which is an important part of public diplomacy. It is true than since the Broadcasting Board of Governors took it over completely in 1999 they have managed it without paying attention to other PD tools, so the coordination that existed under USIA, minimal as it was, got lost completely. Nevertheless it is an important function that should be included in any survey. Reviewed by William A. Rugh, AmericanDiplomacy.org, 29 March 2010.
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