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French Scientific and Cultural Diplomacy

Philippe Lane


The work explores the spread of French science and culture beyond the borders of France, and focuses on the deliberate measures enacted by successive French governments to make such dissemination as effective as possible. This well-established French tradition is explored over time particularly since the closing years of the twentieth century. There is a very full description of the institutions, both former and current, established by France in the many locations worldwide. Soft power is redefined and contrasted with the more familiar hard power across the arts-to-science spectrum. The propag ... More

Keywords: France, international, culture, diplomacy, science, arts, universities, education, institutions, government

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781846318658
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846318658.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philippe Lane, author