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  • The Domestic Dimension of Israeli Public Diplomacy

    Author: Jitka Pánek Jurková
    E-mail: jujitka@gmail.com
    Institution: Charles University in Prague (the Czech Republic)
    Year of publication: 2018
    Source: Show
    Pages: 242–253
    DOI Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2018206
    PDF: ppsy/47-2/ppsy2018206.pdf

    The paper adds to the body of recent scholarly literature that emphasizes the role of domestic publics in public diplomacy – a field until recently examined with only minor attention to the domestic realm. It suggests conducting an analysis of the domestic dimension of public diplomacy on three levels: individual, organizational, and national. By doing so, we are able to understand in a complex manner the environment from which public diplomacy practice grows, and thus also its specific dynamics. Applying this model of analysis to the case of Israel, the paper describes major domestic factors shaping Israeli public diplomacy: the culture of individual engagement (individual level), the clash of organizational ethea of institutions responsible for public diplomacy (organizational level), and the intertwining of public diplomacy and nation-building (national level). The analysis also allows us to better grasp the dilemma faced by Israeli public diplomacy between efficiency and democratic character

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