Public Diplomacy of Small States and the Reality of the Czech Republic
AbstractThe article aims to introduce the model of public diplomacy in the conception of small states, highlighting the key features which fulfill the idea of public diplomacy promoted by these small states. The article looks into how these characteristics are reflected in public diplomacy strategies. The author examines which concrete components of these strategies have direct connection to the public diplomacy model of small states, how strongly these differences are evident in plans for strategies and how deeply these differences can influence the final form of the strategies. In its last part the article also touches on the practice of public diplomacy in the Czech Republic through discussions of key documents, tools used in public diplomacy and the development of institutions. The author tries to reach a conclusion as to whether and how deeply the contemporary practice in the Czech Republic corresponds to the public diplomacy model of small states.
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