Formation of the french diplomacy as soft power

Semenova I. N.

The article describes France diplomacy in the framework of «soft power» policy and highlights the stages of its formation. The key measures taken by France in the context of the «soft power» policy are given. Such measures include promotion of the French language, support of educational and scientifically technical processes, promoting development of social diplomacy, maintenance and improvement of international relations. The article raises the question of the functioning of the cultural-humanitarian country cooperation system and methods of using its tools.

Key words: French diplomacy, «soft power», cultural policy, francophonie.

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