The Role of Cultural Diplomacy in Morocco’s Foreign Policy

An Examination of the Opportunities and Limits of Soft Power Practices

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This book develops a critical approach to understand the role of cultural diplomacy in Morocco’s foreign policy. It examines the possibilities and limitations of implementing the ‘cultural variable’ in the conduct of international relations through Soft Power practices. In an increasingly globalised world, the influence of culture in shaping international relations stems from its importance to cut across foreign publics’ values and world views, and its potential to humanise what politics demonises. The theoretical framework of the book draws upon the Social Theory of Constructivism which stresses the social dimensions of international relations and suggests that the way states interact has no reality outside the intersubjective understandings of one another.


Aziz Qaissi


The author is a Ph.D. Candidate at Ibn Tofail University. He holds an M.A. in Cultural and Media Studies from Ibn Tofail University in kenitra. He obtained his B.A. in Literary, Cultural and Media Studies from the same university. His research interests include Cultural and Media Studies, Cultural Policy Research and Moroccan cultural diplomacy.

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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing


Cultural diplomacy, soft power, international (cultural) relations, cultural attractiveness, cultural relations, cultural and national identity, Constructivism, foreign policy, International Politics, IR.

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POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations