Attitudes to America

Marek Hlavac (Harvard): The Political Economy of Multilateral Foreign Aid: UNICEF as a Tool of U.S. Foreign Policy. Making foreign aid work: Mukuka Muleng on how foreign aid can strengthen governance. Iuri Andreas Reblin and Kathlen Luana de Oliveira (EST): Superman without Borders: The Controversial Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship and its Political Implications for U.S. “Soft Power”. The “fun house mirror” and “moribund” public diplomacy: Donald M. Bishop reviews Through a Screen Darkly: Popular Culture, Public Diplomacy, and America’s Image Abroad by Martha Bayles. Joe B. Johnson reviews The State Department: More Than Just Diplomacy by George Gedda. A chronicle of our obsession with the US: Chris Blackhurst reviews How The World Was Won: The Americanization of Everywhere by Peter Conrad. Kirill Zhirkov (HSE): Development, Culture, and Attitudes to America: Country-Level Predictors of Anti-Americanism. Daniel Corstange (Columbia): Anti-American Behavior in the Middle East. Tim Krieger and Daniel Meierrieks (Freiburg): The Rise of Capitalism and the Roots of Anti-American Terrorism. From International Organisations Research Journal, a special issue on Soft Power as a Foreign Policy Resource. These 10 countries are the top fans and the top haters of the US. How the world sees America: They really love us. Janne Lahti reviews Unspeakable Awfulness: America Through the Eyes of European Travelers, 1865-1900 by Kenneth D. Rose. Chris Osterndorf on 4 reasons the world has lost faith in America. Germany surpasses U.S. in nation brands study. David Rothkopf on therapy for the self-hating superpower: Snap out of it, America — you're good enough, smart enough; who cares if people don't like you? A world without America would be hardly worth living in: Nick Fraser reviews How the World Was Won: The Americanization of Everywhere by Peter Conrad.