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The Eurovision in Ukraine was an exercise in soft power

Dunin-Wąsowicz, Roch (2017) The Eurovision in Ukraine was an exercise in soft power. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (24 May 2017). Website.

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Eurovision 2017, held in Kyiv, may have lacked overt politicisation when it came to the performances showcased on stage, especially in comparison to previous years. But as Roch Dunin-Wąsowicz argues, the contest nevertheless delivered a carefully constructed ideological message about Ukraine’s European aspirations and its pride in its cultural heritage and traditions, while also signalling comradeship with the Slavic world and Eastern Europe. The net result was a quintessential exercise in Eurovision’s enduring soft power.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s)
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Date Deposited: 26 May 2017 09:10
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 20:59

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