The Dynamics of Diplomacy

The Dynamics of Diplomacy

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This comprehensive new text offers a fresh, up-to-date look at the evolution, politics, and practice of diplomacy today.Leguey-Feilleux first provides a solid grounding in the history of traditional diplomacy, beginning with ancient times. He then reviews the forces of contemporary change - the dramatic developments in both international politics and the realm of technology that have affected the practice of diplomacy - and explores the full range of diplomatic modes. How much of traditional diplomacy remains relevant today, he helps us to assess. How much of it is being drastically changed, and how do those changes affect both the profession and the conduct of foreign relations?Designed to be both authoritative and engaging, and with abundant in-depth case studies, "The Dynamics of Diplomacy" will provide readers with a thorough understanding of all that contemporary diplomacy entails.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 450 pages
  • 154 x 228 x 28mm | 680.39g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 158826629X
  • 9781588266293

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"An excellent book, comprehensive and thorough, that incorporates the changes of the past 30 years in the evolution of diplomatic practice. This is essential reading for both professionals and academics." - John D. Stempel, University of Kentucky"show more

About Jean-Robert Leguey-Feilleux

Jean-Robert Leguey-Feilleux is professor of political science at Saint Louis University. He has published widely in the field of international affairs.show more

Table of contents

Introduction.; Diplomacy in Historical Context.; The Forces of Change.; The Consequences of Interdependence.; The Impact of Technology.; The Role of Nonstate Actors.; Changes in the Diplomatic Profession.; Modes of Diplomacy.; The Resident Mission.; International Organization Diplomacy.; Special Mission and Conference Diplomacy.; Summit and Ministerial Level Diplomacy.; Track II Diplomacy.; Conclusion.; The Future of Diplomacy.show more

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