Kosovar Public Diplomacy
We are being witnesses that the XXI century is characterized by the rise and rapid advancement of public diplomacy, particularly in small countries that are under development, or countries that do not have classical influence through diplomacy and military influence, therefore into the category of states in which the development of public diplomacy is needed, we have included the Republic of Kosovo.
The Republic of Kosovo as a new state, with without diplomatic experience and that has started from scratch, should necessarily develop the public diplomacy, because it is listed in the category of countries that we have specified above.
But how should the Republic of Kosovo develop a public diplomacy?
For building the basement of public diplomacy, the main tool that Kosovo should develop is communication
Through the communication are held discussions, negotiations, becomes the announcement about the steps of development of the state, becomes lobbying, rises the positive image, and all these lead to the recognition of the new state and to the multilateral and bilateral cooperation agreements.
In order to explain the performance and the form of the use of communication in public diplomacy, which the Republic of Kosovo has begun to use and implement in practice, and which already has brought tangible results that need improvement, we think that still has remained very long road with many political, economic, diplomatic and democratic challenges until we achieve a satisfactory level.
A deeper analysis of what has been done so far, and what needs to be done in the future is required, therefore the whole problem along with the possible functional solutions is explained more specifically with theories and examples below.
Bashkurti, L. “Identiteti, Imazhi, Diplomacia”, Akademia Diplomatike Shqiptare, Tiranë, 2004.
Baylon, Ch., Mignot, X., (2003), “Komunikimi”, Shkup, Logos-A.
Brix, E., Kyrle, J., McClellan, M., Prosl, Ch., and Sucharipa E., (2004), “Public diplomacy”, Wien, Diplomatische Akademie Wien.
Cull J., N. “Public Diplomacy: Taxonomies and Histories”, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, vol. 616 no. 1, USA, 2008.
Foreign Affairs [02.02. 2013]
Foreign Policy [02.02.2013]
Frederick H., H., (1993), “Global Communication & International Relations”, USA, Wadsworth.
German Embassy in Republic of Kosovo, “Shkëmbimi në sferën akademike”, http://www.pristina.diplo.de/Vertretung/pristina/sq/06/02-Bildung-neu/03__Stud-u-Ak-Austausch/Seite__DAAD.html [28.01.2013].
Jamieson Hall, K., Waldman, P., (2003), “The press effect: Politicians, Journalists, and the Stories That Shape the political World”, USA, Oxford University Press.
Kunezik, M., Zipfel, A., (1997), “Hyrje në shkencën e komunikimit dhe të publicistikës”, Tiranë.
Leonard, M., Stead, C., Smewing, C. “Public Diplomacy”, The Foreign policy Center, London, 2002.
Malone D., G., (1988), “Political Advocay and Cultural Communication, Organizing the Nation's Public Diplomacy”, USA, University Press of America,.
Public Diplomacy Alumni Association, Formerly USIA Alumni Association, About Public Diplomacy. http://www.publicdiplomacy.org/1.htm [15.01.2013].
Snow, N., M. Taylor, P., “Routledge Handbook of Public Diplomacy”, published in association with the USC Center on Public Diplomacy at the Annenberg School based at the University of Southern California, first published 2009, this edition published in the Taylor & Francis e-Library, 2008.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kosovo, (2011), “Hapet ekspozita foto dialog: jetërat 9300 km larg”, http://www.mfa-ks.net/?page=1,115,1015&offset=30 [18.01.2013].
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kosovo, (2012), “Kosova anëtarësohet në “European Film Promotions” http://www.mfa-ks.net/?page=1,115,1288&offset=6 [25.01.2013].
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kosovo, (2012), “Zëvendësministri Selimi po merr pjesë në takimin e Kartës SHBA-Adriatik”, http://www.mfa-ks.net/?page=1,4,1541&offset=52 [05.01.2013].
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kosovo, “Botohet “Guida për Kosovën” “,http://www.mfa-ks.net/?page=1,115,839&offset=54 [13.01.2013].
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kosovo, “Formohet Shoqata Kulturore Poloni-Kosovë”, http://www.mfa-ks.net/?page=1,115,1128&offset=15 [02.02.2013].
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kosovo, “Lule Elezi performoi në Kinë”, http://www.mfa-ks.net/?page=1,115,1243&offset=9 [03.01.2013].
The Ministry of Trade and Industry of Republic of Kosovo, (2012), “Nis promovimi i Kosovës në CNN”, http://www.mti-ks.org/sq/MTI-ne-media/Nis-promovimi-i-Kosoves-ne-CNN-1901 [15.02.2013].
Tuch N., H., (1990), “Communicating with the World, U.S. Public Diplomacy Overseas”, New York , St. Martin's Press.
Wählisch, M., Xharra, B., (2010), “Public diplomacy of Kosovo status quo, challenges and options”, Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, Prishtina Office, Kosovo.
World Politics Review
Copyright (c) 2016 Dr.Sc. Bekim Baliqi, MSc. Ngadhnjim Brovina, BSc. Fjolla Nuhiu
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (SeeThe Effect of Open Access).