Guerrilla Diplomacy : Rethinking International Relations
Daryl Copeland charts the course for a new kind of diplomacy, one in tune with the demands of today's interconnected, technology driven world. Eschewing platitudes and broadly rethinking issues of security and development, Copeland provides the tools needed to frame and manage issues ranging from climate change to pandemic disease to asymmetrical conflict and weapons of mass destruction. The essential keystone of his approach is the modern diplomat, able to nimbly engage with a plethora of new international actors and happier mixing with the population than mingling with colleagues inside embassy walls. Through the lens of ""Guerrilla Diplomacy"", Copeland offers both a call to action and an alternative approach to understanding contemporary international relations. Copeland charts the course for a new kind of diplomacy, one in tune with the demands of today's interconnected, technology driven world.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 150 x 228 x 18mm | 458.13g
- 15 Jul 2009
- Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
- Boulder, CO, United States
Table of contents
Diplomacy, Development, and Security in the Age of Globalization. The Changing Context of Diplomacy. Cold War Comfort: The World We Know. Globalization and Empire: The World We've Got. Rethinking World Order: The March of History. The Drivers of Change. Persistent Insecurity: Lessons Unlearned. Development Revisited: No Justice, No Peace. Science and Technology: Black Hole or Silver Bullet? Rethinking Diplomacy. Working the Global Political Economy of Knowledge. Foreign Ministries: Relic or Renaissance? Public Diplomacy and Foreign Service: At the Front Lines. Seeing the Way Ahead. Delivering International Policy. Guerrilla Diplomacy: Smarter, Faster, Lighter. Conclusion: Not Foregone.
"Witty and wise and with a sobering dose of warning, Daryl Copeland has penned a masterly manual for navigating the diplomatic rapids of the twenty-first century." - Nicolas J. Cull, University of Southern California "Provocative, thoughtful, and cutting edge, Guerrilla Diplomacy creatively probes how diplomacy must change to be effective in a globalizing world. Copeland is an accomplished diplomat who writes from an academic perspective, which is useful and rare.... His assessment of diplomacy's shifting center of gravity is a compelling read." - Bruce Gregory, George Washington University"
About Daryl Copeland
Daryl Copeland is senior adviser for strategic policy and planning in the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.