US Public Diplomacy and Democratization in Spain

US Public Diplomacy and Democratization in Spain

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When the post-war relationship between Spain and America began, Hitler's old ally was an unlikely candidate for US influence. The Cold War changed all this. Soon there were US bases on Spanish territory and a political conjuring trick was under way. This volume examines the public diplomacy strategies that the US government employed to accomplish an almost impossible mission: to keep a warm relationship with a tyrant without drifting apart from his opponents, and to somehow pave the way for a transition to democracy. The book's focus on the perspective of soft power breaks new ground in understanding US-Spanish relations. In so doing, it offers valuable lessons for understanding how public diplomacy has functioned in the past and can function today and tomorrow in transitions to democracy.Francisco Javier Rodriguez Jimenez, Lorenzo Delgado GA³mez-Escalonilla, Nicholas J. Cull ... It was hoped that the emerging proAmerican group would act as an intermediary between the two societies, thanks to their positions in the main media outlets, the governmental apparatus, the circuits of cultural creation and dissemination, the economic analysis centers, etc. ... Their activity, according to their own data, reached an audience of 6, 188, 778 Spaniards who had attended theiranbsp;...

Title:US Public Diplomacy and Democratization in Spain
Author:Francisco Javier Rodriguez Jimenez, Lorenzo Delgado Gómez-Escalonilla, Nicholas J. Cull
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2015-09-02


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