Conceptualizing European Public Diplomacy

  title={Conceptualizing European Public Diplomacy},
  author={Mai’a K. Davis Cross},
The European Union (EU) has become a major global actor, but it faces a constant struggle to maintain a strong, coherent image of its place in international relations. For those who recognize its influence, the EU is a major normative and civilian power, playing a significant role in the areas of humanitarian aid, environmental sustainability, multilateralism, human rights, and development, among other things.1 However, more often than not, the EU is seen in very pessimistic terms. There are a… CONTINUE READING