A comparative study of the cultural diplomacy of Canada, New Zealand and India

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dc.contributor.advisor Professor Andrew Sharp en
dc.contributor.advisor Dr Jacqui True en
dc.contributor.advisor Associate Professor Steve Hoadley en
dc.contributor.author Mark, Simon en
dc.date.accessioned 2008-09-18T23:51:16Z en
dc.date.available 2008-09-18T23:51:16Z en
dc.date.issued 2008 en
dc.identifier.citation Thesis (PhD--Political Studies)--University of Auckland, 2008. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/2943 en
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the concept and practice of cultural diplomacy. Cultural diplomacy is carried out by a government to support its foreign policy goals or diplomacy (or both) by using a wide range of cultural manifestations for a variety of purposes. The thesis examines aspects of the cultural diplomacy of Canada, Québec, New Zealand and India in order to investigate how cultural diplomacy presents a national image abroad (potentially as part of a national brand); its role in the protection of cultural sovereignty; and how it advances domestic objectives. The thesis argues that cultural diplomacy, in presenting a national image abroad, frequently emphasises a state’s modern-ness or its cultural distinctiveness. This raises the question of the link between national image and national brand and highlights the limitations inherent in national branding. For some states, cultural diplomacy plays a role in the protection of cultural sovereignty. Canadian cultural diplomacy supports the international activities of domestic cultural industries and has sought to maintain the right to provide this support within the multilateral free trade framework. Québec’s cultural diplomacy has sought to protect the province’s cultural sovereignty from a perceived threat from the Canadian federation. Cultural diplomacy helps advance domestic objectives. The cultural diplomacy of Canada has asserted the right of the federal government to be Canada’s only diplomatic voice, and to counter Québec’s claims to sovereignty. Québec’s cultural diplomacy has asserted the province’s constitutional rights and distinctiveness within the Canadian federation. In a similar way, the international exhibition Te Maori advanced the interests of Maori in New Zealand. Cultural diplomacy’s domestic impacts include positive international recognition for a state’s culture, which contributes to a state’s sense of being a distinctive national community and to its confidence, economic prosperity and nation-building. The thesis concludes that cultural diplomacy remains a valuable tool of diplomacy and is likely to become more important to governments, particularly to their public diplomacy and as a contributor to soft power, because of cultural diplomacy’s promulgation of a distinctive national identity, the increasing importance of a cultural aspect in economic interests, and the intrinsic appeal of culture to globalised populations. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof PhD Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA1835478 en
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dc.title A comparative study of the cultural diplomacy of Canada, New Zealand and India en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.discipline Political Studies en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.name PhD en
dc.subject.marsden Fields of Research::360000 Policy and Political Science::360100 Political Science::360102 Comparative government and politics en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.local.anzsrc 1606 - Political Science en
pubs.org-id Faculty of Arts en


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