This book addresses how digitalization has influenced the institutions, practitioners and audiences of diplomacy. Throughout,
the author argues that terms such as `digitalized public diplomacy' or `digital public diplomacy' are misleading, as they
suggest that Ministries of Foreign Affairs (MFAs) are either digital or non-digital, when in fact digitalization should be
conceptualized as a long-term process in which the values, norms, working procedures and goals of public diplomacy are challenged
and re-defined. Subsequently, through case study examination, this book also argues that different MFAs are at different stages
of the digitalization process. By adopting the term `the digitalization of public diplomacy', this book will offer a new conceptual
framework for investigating the impact of digitalization on the practice of public diplomacy.