Local Government Diplomacy

General Information
every 2 weeks, see course description for detailed schedule
Number of Hours: 
Tuesday 13:45 - 17:00
Preliminary requirements: 

Basic knowledge of the modern history and international political relation

Course Description: 

Course dates: 6.10.2015, 20.10.2015, 3.11.2015, 17.11.2015, 1.12.2015, 15.12.2016, 5.01.2016 and 19.01.2016 (13.45 – 15.15)

  1. Introduction and definition of public diplomacy

  2. Models and types of public diplomacy

  3. Case studies of public diplomacy activities on the example of the implemented projects at the regional and state level

  4. Presentation of case studies by students

  5. Evaluation of the courses

Aims of the course: 

W1. Student knows at the advanced extend the contemporary concepts of the inter cultural communication.

W2. Student describes exhaustively legal basis, components and mechanisms of functioning of the international service in the modern state, including the regional and local level.

W3. He has expanded knowledge about the role and importance of various forms of diplomacy in international relations - different types (political, cultural, economical).

W4. Student knows at the advanced concepts of public diplomacy.

U1. Student can use acquired knowledge to conduct complex negotiations and to put into practice different methods of mediation.

U2. Student has the ability to thoroughly analyze the behaviour of the political system entities operating within state structures (economic, social, cultural, informational).

U3. Student is able to comprehensively analyze and interpret selected decisions and actions of state authority or regional (both internally and internationally) and international institutions.

U4. Student is able to analyze various social phenomena, political, economic and cultural, recognizing their relevance at different levels (international, national, local).

K1. Student can choose the appropriate priorities to achieve the set by themselves or others professional task, public or research.

K2. Student is aware of the practical dimension of the application of advanced scientific knowledge.

K3. Student can participate in the preparation of various types of complex social projects.

K4. Student can participate in the preparation of various types of complex social projects.

Teaching methods: 

Seminar, discussion, case studies, work in groups, presentation

Evaluation & Completion: 

Active participation in the seminar, preparing a presentation of the case study public diplomacy in practice

Basic Literature: 
  1. B. Ociepka, Public diplomacy in the EU. Models for Poland, PISM Policy paper No 5(86), Warszawa, February 2014

  2. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Public diplomacy 2012, Warsaw 2012

  3. European Public Diplomacy. Soft Power at work. Mai’a K. Cross, Jan Melissen, Palgrave Macmillan 2013

  4. How to Brand Nations, Cities and Destination, Teemn Moilanen, Seppo Rainisto, Palgrave Macmillan 2009

  5. Public Diplomacy and EU Enlargement the case of Poland, B. Ociepka, M. Ryniejska, Netherlands Institute of International Relations “Calingendael” 2005

Additional Literature: 
  1. Wielding Soft Power the New Public Diplomacy, J. Melissen, Hague 2009

  2. The Rhetoric of Soft Power. Public Diplomacy in Global Context, Craig Hayden, UK 2012

  3. Soft Power the Means to Success in world politics, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., US 2004

  4. Engagement Public Diplomacy in a Globalized World, Simon Anholt, London 2008

  5. Simon Anholt, National Brands Index