Chicken dance (off): competing cultural diplomacy in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

@article{Kiel2020ChickenD,
  title={Chicken dance (off): competing cultural diplomacy in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest},
  author={Christina Kiel},
  journal={International Journal of Cultural Policy},
  year={2020},
  volume={26},
  pages={973 - 987}
}
  • Christina Kiel
  • Published 2020
  • Political Science
  • International Journal of Cultural Policy
ABSTRACT Cultural diplomacy is often described as one tool in a nation’s diplomatic toolbox. But the term ‘cultural diplomacy’ encompasses many different activities. Which of these are pursued, why, and with what consequences, are important, yet often ignored questions. Using the 2018 and 2019 Eurovision Song Contests as a case study, this article explores Israel’s attempts to instrumentalize the privately-run music competition for cultural diplomacy purposes. By exalting cultural icons and… Expand