Innovation in Diplomatic Practice

Innovation in Diplomatic Practice

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The way in which states are dealing with one another has changed more in the past decades than in the 350 years since the Peace of Westphalia. This accessible volume supplements the analyses of more familiar topics in the introductory literature on diplomacy. Experts from nine countries examine some of the ways in which diplomatic practice after 1945 has adapted to fundamental changes in international relations, or is still trying to come to terms with them. This book gives insights into a transforming diplomatic landscape and the changing forms and modalities of contemporary diplomacy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 267 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 16.76mm | 375g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st ed. 1999
  • XXIII, 267 p.
  • 1349272728
  • 9781349272723

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Notes on the Contributors Introduction; J. Melissen Reflections on the New Global Diplomacy: Statecraft 2500 B.C.-2000 A. D.; R. Cohen PART I: DIPLOMACY IN A WORLD OF CHANGE Catalytic Diplomacy: Beyond 'Newness' and 'Decline'; B. Hocking The Diplomacy of Revolutionary States; D. Armstrong The Diplomacy of Reintegration: South Africa Back into the Fold; M. Muller PART II: MULTIPLE TRACKS The Changing Nature of Diplomatic Negotiation; P. Meerts The Influence of Informal Groups in Multilateral Diplomacy; H. Leigh-Phippard Unofficial Intervention: Potential Contributions to Resolving Ethnonational Conflicts; N. Rouhana PART III: THE MEDIA AND IT Monitored Broadcasts and Diplomacy; G. Rawnsley Trends in Diplomatic Signalling; C. Jonsson and K. Aggestam Diplomacy in the Age of Information Technology; J. Kurbalija PART IV: UNORTHODOX DIPLOMACY A Bilateral Dialogue Regime: US-Vietnamese Relations after the Fall of Saigon; M. Bell The Significance of the Diplomatic Corps: the US-North Korea Talks; G. Berridge and N. Gallo The Substitution of Conventional Diplomatic Relations: The Case of Taiwan; F. Mengin Index
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About Jan Melissen

KARIN AGGESTAM Research Assistant, University of Kent
DAVID ARMSTRONG Professor of Politics, University of Durham
MARTIN BELL Centre of Diplomatic Studies, University of Leicester
G. R. BERRIDGE Director of the Centre for the Study of Diplomacy, University of Leicester
RAYMOND COHEN Professor and head of the Department of International Relations, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
NADIA GALLO Research Assistant, Centre for the Study of Diplomacy, University of Leicester
BRIAN HOCKING Professor in International Relations and Director of the Centre for International and European studies at Coventry University
CHRISTER JOENSSON Professor of Political Science, Lund University, Sweden
JOVAN KURBALIJA Head of Information Technology and Diplomacy, Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, Malta
HELEN LEIGH-PHIPPARD Lecturer in International Relations in University of Sussex
PAUL W. MEERTS Deputy-Director, Netherlands Institute of International Relations
FRANCOISE MENGIN Researcher at the Foundation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, Paris
MARIE MULLER Professor of International Relations and Head of the Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria
GARY D. RAWNSLEY Lecturer in the Department of Politics, University of Nottingham.
NADIM N. ROUHANA Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Boston
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