The SAGE Handbook of Diplomacy by Costas M. Constantinou, Pauline Kerr, Paul Sharp

By Costas M. Constantinou, Pauline Kerr, Paul Sharp

The SAGE guide of international relations offers an important thematic evaluate of international relations and its examine that is theoretically and historically knowledgeable and in sync with the present and destiny wishes of diplomatic practice . unique contributions from an excellent group of worldwide specialists are organised into 4 thematic sections:

  • Section One: Diplomatic innovations & Theories
  • Section : Diplomatic Institutions
  • Section 3: Diplomatic Relations
  • Section 4: forms of Diplomatic Engagement

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Similarly, with the notion of diplomatic culture we encounter the technical, professional culture of the diplomatic corps but also the wider notion of the diplomatic community beyond state officials and thus the pluralization of diplomatic cultures that are linked to everyday mediations and conflict resolutions (see the chapters of McConnell and Dittmer, and Sharp and Wiseman in this Handbook). Moreover, art is often used instrumentally in diplomacy to project the representation of polity or policy, but such representations as well as counterrepresentations by artists have legitimacy effects that need to be understood and taken on board by practitioners (see Neumann in this Handbook).

In addition to being mindful of this double expansion illustrated above and elsewhere, we as editors of the Handbook noted gaps in the existing literatures on diplomacy and to engage with some of them we invited our authors as experts in their specialized fields to individually and collectively tackle specific tasks, including the following: •• Offer perspectives on the past, present, and possible future activities, roles, and relations between the diplomatic actors of the global society – specifically who has power/influence when, why, and how.

Dirks Professor of Diplomatic History and Director of Diplomatic Studies at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA. He has taught the history of the foreign relations of the United States, US–European relations, political geography, and the theory and practice of diplomacy. He was Fulbright-Schuman Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges and served earlier as Fulbright Professor at the Diplomatische Akademie in Vienna. He has also lectured at the Estonian School of Diplomacy, University of Pretoria, China Foreign Affairs University, US Department of State and the National Institute of Defence Studies in Japan.

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