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By Melissa Aronczyk

nationwide governments around the globe are turning to branding specialists, public kinfolk advisers and strategic communications specialists to assist them "brand" their jurisdiction. utilizing the instruments, thoughts and services of business branding is assumed to assist countries articulate extra coherent and cohesive identities, allure international capital, and retain citizen loyalty. in brief, the aim of country branding is to make the country subject in an international the place borders and bounds look more and more obsolete.

But what truly occurs to the state whilst it truly is reconceived as a model? How does country branding swap the phrases of politics and tradition in a globalized international? via case reviews in twelve nations and in-depth interviews with country branding specialists and their nationwide consumers, Melissa Aronczyk argues that the social, political and cultural discourses constitutive of the kingdom were harnessed in new and challenging methods, with far-reaching results for either our proposal of the state and our beliefs of nationwide citizenship. Branding the Nation demanding situations the acquired knowledge in regards to the strength of manufacturers to alter the realm, and provides a serious point of view on those new methods of conceiving worth and identification within the globalized twenty-first century.

This publication is set how country branding grew to become a global phenomenon and a pro transnational perform. it's also approximately how state branding has turn into an answer to perceived modern difficulties affecting the gap of the country kingdom: difficulties of monetary improvement, democratic verbal exchange, and particularly nationwide visibility and legitimacy amidst the a number of international flows of overdue modernity. during this booklet, Melissa Aronczyk charts the political, cultural and fiscal rationales in which the country has been made to topic in a twenty-first-century context of worldwide integration.

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