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Palgrave Macmillan Series in Global Public Diplomacy

US Public Diplomacy and Democratization in Spain

Selling Democracy?

Editors: Jimenez, Francisco Javier Rodriguez, Gómez-Escalonilla, Lorenzo Delgado, Cull, Nicholas J. (Eds.)

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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. 

About the authors

Contributors: Mark ASQUINO, US Ambassador Lorenzo DELGADO, Instituto de Historia, CCHS-CSIC, Spain Pablo LEÓN, Centro Universitario de la Defensa, Zaragoza, Spain. Rosa PARDO, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia-Madrid, Spain. Francisco J. RODRÍGUEZ, Universidad de Salamanca R.C. Complutense de Harvard, Spain Neal ROSENDORF, New Mexico State University, USA. Giles SCOTT-SMITH, Senior Researcher at the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg and Ernst van der Beugel Chair in Diplomatic History at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Soft Power, Public Diplomacy, and Democratization

    Cull, Nicholas J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • US Public Diplomacy and Democracy Promotion in the Cold War, 1950s–1980s

    Scott-Smith, Giles

    Pages 15-35

  • Furthering US Geopolitical Priorities and Dealing with the Iberian Dictatorships

    Sanz, Rosa Pardo

    Pages 37-62

  • Modernizing a Friendly Tyrant: US Public Diplomacy and Sociopolitical Change in Francoist Spain

    Gómez-Escalonilla, Lorenzo Delgado

    Pages 63-92

  • US Public Diplomacy and Democracy Promotion in Authoritarian Spain: Approaches, Themes, and Messages

    León-Aguinaga, Pablo

    Pages 93-117

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
US Public Diplomacy and Democratization in Spain
Book Subtitle
Selling Democracy?
Editors
  • Francisco Javier Rodriguez Jimenez
  • Lorenzo Delgado Gómez-Escalonilla
  • Nicholas J. Cull
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Series in Global Public Diplomacy
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-46145-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137461452
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-46144-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 237
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