Cultural diplomacy in Mercosul

Maria Susana Arrosa Soares About the author

Cultural issues have little role in Mercosur. The rich cultural heritages of the member states are little known and are not used as a means for building cooperation and trust between the populations. The results achieved in the Meetings of Mercosur Ministers for Culture reveal the absence of cultural diplomacy in the member countries and in the bloc, the priorities of which are commercial.

Mercosul; cultural diplomacy; new public diplomacy

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