Bilden av Sverige i morgondagens EU: offentlig diplomati i en föränderlig värld
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Image of Sweden in the EU of Tomorrow : Public Diplomacy in a Changing World (English)
Purpose/Aim: The purpose of this paper is to describe how a number of strategically selected employees at the Swedish Institute, with the purpose to promote Sweden in the world, look at the challenges facing Sweden concerning nation branding in the new era of cooperation within the European Union. I examine how these people look upon the work of public diplomacy and nation branding in order to actively participate and influence the EU's common communications platform.
Material/Method: The method used in this thesis is qualitative interviews. The reason why I chose this method is because I consider it to be the most appropriate in order to collect information about how these selected employees at the Swedish institute regard the challenges that lay ahead in terms of nation branding within the European Union.
Main results: On the basis of the results I have gained by dint of the analysis, it can be concluded that it is of utmost importance to take the societal changes, which are a result both of the worldwide globalization and the EU cooperation, into consideration when designing a future communication strategy for the Swedish Institute. The nation-state continues to play an important role in Sweden, but its importance is declining as the EU cooperation is progressing. The citizens’ identity plays a crucial role in designing a nation’s communications strategy, and from the analysis I conclude that we move not from a Swedish to a European identity, but towards a pluralistic union where multiple identities meet under one umbrella; the EU.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 54 p.
Nation Branding, Public Diplomacy, Swedish Institute, nation-state, identity, communication object and external communication
Media and Communications
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-40022OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-40022DiVA: diva2:322338
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Jonsson, Jonas, Universitetsadjunkt
Ellefson, Merja, Fil. dr
Författaren heter numera Michelle Bornestad. 1310032010-06-102010-06-042013-10-03Bibliographically approved