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'Where have all you Australians gone?' Australia's shrinking role in cultural diplomacy

By Alison Carroll, Senior Research Fellow, Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne
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Almost all governments today support some funding towards promoting their international political and economic agendas through cultural activities overseas: commonly referred to as part of “cultural diplomacy” or “soft power”.

Cultural diplomacy is not new. Julius Caesar brought gladiatorial performance to Britain, not so subtly suggesting Rome’s power. James Cook presented…The Conversation

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