blue background white text report title british council and cultural relations betwixt idealism and instrumentality

This introductory essay to the collection reviews the ways the concept of cultural relations has evolved, and its relationship to the foreign policy goals of the UK government.

It reviews our contributions from two perspectives covered in the essays in this compendium. These are:

  • the ability of the British Council to work with societies and organisations culturally, and
  • the diverse methodologies that can be employed to assess the impact of such efforts.


J. P. Singh

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