The world is becoming more digital and networked. This provides tremendous opportunities, but also creates a culture of growing complexity. What are the consequences of these changes for organizations active in the field of external policy? How can foreign policy interests be negotiated among a growing number of new stakeholders? And what are the tasks of leaders in order to make structural and cultural adjustments in foreign policy organizations?
These questions are at the heart of the study conducted by LEAD together with the Future of Diplomacy Project at the Harvard Kennedy School and the School of Public Policy at Central European University.
From July to October 2014, project partners attempted to address these questions by speaking to 25 German decision-makers in different sectors, including ambassadors, department heads in ministries and economic associations, foreign policy makers, leaders and executives from foundations and companies. In addition, the partners TLGG and complexium also carried out an analysis of social media (Twitter, Facebook, forums) to look at the consequences of digitalization on politics. The German-Turkish relations served as a case study.
Ben Sahlmüller | Projektmanager Research
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