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dc.contributor.authorByrne, Caitlin
dc.contributor.authorHall, Rebecca
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-28T14:01:10Z
dc.date.available2018-08-28T14:01:10Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.issn1035-7718
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10357718.2013.806019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/353003
dc.description.abstractAustralia's international education serves as public diplomacy, essentially engaging and influencing public audiences in ways that progress Australian foreign policy priorities and national interests. The multidimensional and increasingly globalised nature of international education presents enormous opportunity for vital exchange and interactions between and with students, academics and communities via onshore and offshore modes of delivery. Positive experiences of student mobility and the development of intellectual, commercial and social relationships can build upon a nation's reputation, and enhance the ability of that nation to participate in and influence regional or global outcomes. This is ultimately the essence of soft power. While Australia has made significant commercial gains through international education, it has fallen short of realising the soft power potential inherent in the volume and depth of interactions, relationships and achievements resulting from it, particularly in the Asian region, where Australia's international education sector continues to be most active. This article argues that there is a soft power benefit in recognising international education as public diplomacy, though acknowledges that challenges exist in connecting the soft power aspirations to reality. Findings suggest that there is room for more coherent public diplomacy leadership and inter-agency coordination, improved evaluation and expanded dialogue both within the sector and the broader community.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom419
dc.relation.ispartofpageto438
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of International Affairs
dc.relation.ispartofvolume67
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInternational Relations
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160607
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1605
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1606
dc.titleRealising Australia's International Education as Public Diplomacy
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorHall, Rebecca J.
gro.griffith.authorByrne, Caitlin R.


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