The Pure Concept of Diplomacy

The Pure Concept of Diplomacy Author José Calvet de Magalhães
ISBN-10 0313262594
Release 1988
Pages 150
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This is a pioneer theoretical study of diplomacy from the viewpoint of political science. It defines diplomacy precisely, and distinguishes it from the other institutions with which it is often confused. The work commences with a historical analysis of diplomacy through the ages in order to afford a theoretical description of the concept. After defining the term, Calvet de Magalhaes goes on to examine the value of current ideas concerning diplomacy. He also describes deviations from normal diplomatic practice, such as backchannel diplomacy, combat diplomacy, and espionage. The work concludes with a detailed precis of the different elements of diplomatic activity.

On the Way to Diplomacy

On the Way to Diplomacy Author Costas M. Constantinou
ISBN-10 0816626855
Release 1996
Pages 180
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What does theory have to do with the concept - let alone the practice - of diplomacy? More than we might think, a Costas M. Constantinou amply demonstrates in this provocative reconsideration of both the concept of diplomacy and the working of theory.

The SAGE Handbook of Diplomacy

The SAGE Handbook of Diplomacy Author Costas M. Constantinou
ISBN-10 9781473959132
Release 2016-08-12
Pages 722
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The SAGE Handbook of Diplomacy provides a major thematic overview of Diplomacy and its study that is theoretically and historically informed and in sync with the current and future needs of diplomatic practice . Original contributions from a brilliant team of global experts are organised into four thematic sections: Section One: Diplomatic Concepts & Theories Section Two: Diplomatic Institutions Section Three: Diplomatic Relations Section Four: Types of Diplomatic Engagement

Secret Diplomacy

Secret Diplomacy Author Corneliu Bjola
ISBN-10 9781317330929
Release 2016-04-14
Pages 292
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This volume investigates secret diplomacy with the aim of understanding its role in shaping foreign policy. Recent events, including covert intelligence gathering operations, accusations of spying, and the leaking of sensitive government documents, have demonstrated that secrecy endures as a crucial, yet overlooked, aspect of international diplomacy. The book brings together different research programmes and views on secret diplomacy and integrates them into a coherent analytical framework, thereby filling an important gap in the literature. The aim is to stimulate, generate and direct the further development of theoretical understandings of secret diplomacy by highlighting ‘gaps’ in existing bodies of knowledge. To this end, the volume is structured around three distinct themes: concepts, contexts and cases. The first section elaborates on the different meanings and manifestations of the concept; the second part examines basic contexts that underpin the practice of secret diplomacy; while the third section presents a series of empirical cases of particular relevance for contemporary diplomatic practice. While the fundamental conditions diplomacy seeks to overcome – alienation, estrangement and separation – are imbued with distrust and secrecy, this volume highlights that, if anything, secret diplomacy is a vital, if misunderstood and unfairly criticised, aspect of diplomacy. This book will be of much interest to students of diplomacy, intelligence studies, foreign policy and IR in general.

Diplomatic Theory of International Relations

Diplomatic Theory of International Relations Author Paul Sharp
ISBN-10 9781139480147
Release 2009-09-03
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Diplomacy does not take place simply between states but wherever people live in different groups. Paul Sharp argues that the demand for diplomacy, and the need for the insights of diplomatic theory, are on the rise. In contrast to conventional texts which use international relations theories to make sense of what diplomacy and diplomats do, this book explores what diplomacy and diplomats can contribute to the big theoretical and practical debates in international relations today. Sharp identifies a diplomatic tradition of international thought premised on the way people live in groups, the differences between intra- and inter-group relations, and the perspectives which those who handle inter-group relations develop about the sorts of international disputes which occur. He argues that the lessons of diplomacy are that we should be reluctant to judge, ready to appease, and alert to the partial grounds on which most universal claims about human beings are made.

International Business Diplomacy

International Business Diplomacy Author Huub Ruël
ISBN-10 9781787432550
Release 2017-11-23
Pages 242
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Business diplomacy involves developing strategies for long-term, positive relationship building with governments, local communities, and interest groups, aiming to establish and sustain legitimacy and to mitigate the risks arising from all non-commercial or exogenous factors in the global business environment.

Routledge Handbook of Diplomacy and Statecraft

Routledge Handbook of Diplomacy and Statecraft Author B.J.C. McKercher
ISBN-10 9781136664373
Release 2012-03-12
Pages 524
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Despite post-Cold War arguments about their demise, ‘Great Powers’ not only continue to thrive, with lesser Powers they form the basis of the constellation of global politics. This topical new Handbook illustrates how and why the new international order has evolved – and is still evolving – since the end of the Cold War, through the application of diplomacy and statecraft. Including cutting edge contributions from over 40 scholars, the handbook is structured around seven sections: Context of Diplomacy Great Powers Middle Powers Developing Powers International Organisations and Military Alliances International Economy Issues of Conflict and Co-operation Through analysis of a wide range of case studies, the Handbook assesses the diplomacy and statecraft of individual powers, offering insights into how they function, their individual perception of national interests and the roles they play in modern statecraft. The contributors also seek to evaluate the organizations and contemporary issues that continue to influence the shaping of the new international order. A comprehensive survey of diplomacy across the world, this work will be essential reading for scholars and professionals alike.

The Origins of Public Diplomacy in US Statecraft

The Origins of Public Diplomacy in US Statecraft Author Caitlin E. Schindler
ISBN-10 9783319572796
Release 2017-08-31
Pages 325
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This book examines historic examples of US public diplomacy in order to understand how past uses and techniques of foreign public engagement evolved into modern public diplomacy as a tool of American statecraft. The study explores six historic cases where the United States’ government or private American citizens actively engaged with foreign publics, starting with the American Revolution in 1776 through the passage of the Smith-Mundt Bill of 1948. Each case looks specifically at the role foreign public engagement plays in American statecraft, while also identifying trends in American foreign public engagement and making connections between past practice of foreign public engagement and public diplomacy, and analyzing how trends and past practice or experience influenced modern American public diplomacy.

Roma Diplomacy

Roma Diplomacy Author Valeriu Nicolae
ISBN-10 1932716335
Release 2007
Pages 261
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Roma Diplomacy is an anthology of papers written or inspired by the DiploFoundation's 2005?2006 Roma Diplomacy project, aimed at facilitating the creation of Roma ?public diplomats? with the ability to bridge the gap between Roma civil society and governments/European Union institutions. The papers in this volume cover a wide range of topics?from a consideration of what the term Roma Diplomacy means to research aimed at promoting awareness of the situation of Roma in different regions and countries. Many of the papers offer recommendations for policymakers, providing a strong starting point for the emergence of a Roma ?think tank, ? one of the long-term goals of the Roma Diplomacy project.

Plural Diplomacies

Plural Diplomacies Author Noé Cornago
ISBN-10 9789004249554
Release 2013-04-17
Pages 278
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In Plural Diplomacies: Normative Predicaments and Functional Imperatives, Noé Cornago asserts the need to restore the long-interrupted continuity between the relevance of diplomacy as raison de système - in a world which is much more than a world of States - and its unique value as a way to mediate the many alienations experienced by individuals and social groups.

Neo statecraft and Meta geopolitics

Neo statecraft and Meta geopolitics Author Nayef R. F. Al-Rodhan
ISBN-10 9783643800060
Release 2009
Pages 361
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This book proposes an innovative and comprehensive framework for conducting statecraft in the 21st century. Called neo-statecraft, this framework is based on the reconciliation of power, interests and justice. The author proposes four substrates of neo-statecraft: 1) a new structure he calls meta-geopolitics, which includes seven inter-related dimensions of state power and identifies a Geostrategic Tripwire Pivotal Corridor (TPC); 2) a sustainable national security paradigm that stresses the centrality of justice, symbiotic realism and transcultural synergy; 3) a new concept called just power, which states that power must be smart as well as just, and that global justice is above all a national interest of all states; and 4) a new concept called reconciliation statecraft of the eight global interests. Dr. Nayef R.F. Al-Rodhan is Senior Scholar in Geostrategy and Director of the Programme on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalisation and Transnational Security at the Geneva Centre f

The Courtiers of Civilization

The Courtiers of Civilization Author Sasson Sofer
ISBN-10 9781438448930
Release 2013-12-01
Pages 138
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Comprehensive study of the diplomat and the diplomatic mission in Western civilization. The professional diplomat frequently takes a back seat in the public imagination to such figures as the great heads of state and leading military figures. In The Courtiers of Civilization, Sasson Sofer aims to restore the importance and reputation of the diplomat in Western civilization. Drawing on an exhaustive reading of the vast literature on diplomacy, from the late Renaissance forward, he fashions an engaging portrait of the diplomat’s milieu and lifestyle, his place in diplomatic rituals, and his role in international dialogue. Blending historical evidence, sociological analysis, and political thought, Sofer explores the vocational predicament faced by the diplomat, who must play many roles, including negotiator, honorable spy, horse trader, appeaser, and bureaucrat, while at the same time maneuvering in the world of rulers and warriors. Ultimately, the diplomat is a symbol of peace and a custodian of the virtues and norms of a civilized and functional international society—in sum a “courtier of civilization.”

The Transformation of Foreign Policy

The Transformation of Foreign Policy Author Gunther Hellmann
ISBN-10 9780191086427
Release 2016-07-14
Pages 296
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The study of foreign policy is usually concerned with the interaction of states, and thus with governance structures which emerged either with the so-called 'Westphalian system' or in the course of the 18th century: diplomacy and international law. As a result, examining foreign policy in earlier periods involves conceptual and terminological difficulties, which echo current debates on 'post-national' foreign policy actors like the European Union or global cities. This volume argues that a novel understanding of what constitutes foreign policy may offer a way out of this problem. It considers foreign policy as the outcome of processes that make some boundaries different from others, and set those that separate communities in an internal space apart from those that mark foreignness. The creation of such boundaries, which can be observed at all times, designates specific actors - which can be, but do not have to be, 'states' - as capable of engaging in foreign policy. As such boundaries are likely to be contested, they are unlikely to provide either a single or a simple distinction between 'insides' and 'outsides'. In this view, multiple layers of foreign-policy actors with different characteristics appear less as a modern development and more as a perennial aspect of foreign policy. In a broad perspective stretching from early Greek polities to present-day global cities, the volume offers a theoretical and empirical presentation of this concept by political scientists, jurists, and historians.

Handbook of International Relations

Handbook of International Relations Author Walter Carlsnaes
ISBN-10 0761963057
Release 2002-03-13
Pages 571
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NEW IN PAPERBACK FEBRUARY 2005! `The most systematic and wide-ranging survey of the multi-faceted field of International Relations yet produced. It is sure to become a standard reference work and teaching text, and is unlikely to be superseded at any time in the near future. It should be considered as essential reading' - International Affairs The Handbook of International Relations, published 2002 in hardback, quickly established itself as the benchmark volume, providing a state-of-the-art review and indispensable guide to the study of international relations. It is now released in paperback, in order to be accessible to students in classroom use. Divided into three parts, the volume reviews both the historical, philosophical, analytical and normative roots to the discipline and the key contemporary topics of research and debate today. The first part introduces the major approaches within the field and unpacks many of the on-going debates within the discipline including those between rationalist and constructivist approaches. The second part moves on to explore the key concepts and contextual factors important to the subject from concepts like the state and power, to international and transnational actors, debates around globalization, and contending feminist perspectives. The final part reviews a number of the key substantive issues in international relations and is designed to complement the analytical tools and perspectives presented in Parts I and II. Examples of the many topics included are: foreign policy; war and peace; security; nationalism and ethnicity; finance; trade; development; the environment; and human rights.

British Ottoman Relations 1661 1807

British Ottoman Relations  1661 1807 Author Michael Talbot
ISBN-10 9781783272020
Release 2017-04-21
Pages 270
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A richly sourced account of diplomatic practice in the British mission to Istanbul from 1661 to 1807.

Foundations of Cultural Diplomacy

Foundations of Cultural Diplomacy Author Nicolas K. Laos
ISBN-10 9780875868318
Release 2011
Pages 232
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This original, systematic theory of cultural diplomacy opens a new way of thinking about diplomacy, politics and culture. Dr. Laos methodically investigates the relationship between culture and politics and between the reality of the world and the reality of consciousness. In so doing, he articulates a new approach to international relations theory and the concept of power, one based on philosophical arguments about reality, history and freedom. Dr. Laos takes a stark and realistic look at the interplay between culture and politics and makes an intellectually challenging contribution to normative international relations theory. The author proposes a new way of defining 'critical' political theory (substantially different from the Frankfurt School's approach) which leads to a new, dynamic understanding of history, and he argues that the chessboard of power is not so much on the surface of the earth as in the mental network formed by the communication between consciousnesses. He presents an original explanation of the inherent inability of Realpolitik to account for reality, throwing light on deep and controversial questions of identity for Europe and the West in general.


Diplomacy Author G. R. Berridge
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106016435908
Release 1995
Pages 212
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Provides an introduction to the origins and different "modes" of diplomacy within the context of international politics, giving special attention to negotiation. Diplomacy provides an introduction to the origins and different 'modes' of diplomacy within the wider context of international politics and gives special attention to negotiation. The book is divided into two parts: the modes of diplomacy, including Bilateral and Multilateral diplomacy, Summitry and Mediation; and the Art of Negotiation, including pre-negotiation, 'across-the-table' negotiations, diplomatic momentum and packaging agreements. Diplomacy provides comprehensive coverage of all the topics relevant to the study of diplomacy. It combines theory with details of how diplomacy and negotiation work in practice, bringing together a wide range of more specialist research provide an accessible overview of the subject. Diplomacy is an invaluable text for students, teachers and researchers of international politics.