Author: Henry Kissinger

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471104494

Category: History

Page: 912

View: 891

'Kissinger's absorbing book tackles head-on some of the toughest questions of our time . . . Its pages sparkle with insight' Simon Schama in the NEW YORKER Spanning more than three centuries, from Cardinal Richelieu to the fragility of the 'New World Order', DIPLOMACY is the now-classic history of international relations by the former Secretary of State and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Kissinger's intimate portraits of world leaders, many from personal experience, provide the reader with a unique insight into what really goes on -- and why -- behind the closed doors of the corridors of power. 'Budding diplomats and politicians should read it as avidly as their predecessors read Machiavelli' Douglas Hurd in the DAILY TELEGRAPH 'If you want to pay someone a compliment, give them Henry Kissinger's DIPLOMACY ... It is certainly one of the best, and most enjoyable [books] on international relations past and present ... DIPLOMACY should be read for the sheer historical sweep, the characterisations, the story-telling, the ability to look at large parts of the world as a whole' Malcolm Rutherford in the FINANCIAL TIMES

The Pure Concept of Diplomacy

Author: José Calvet de Magalhães

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313262593

Category: Political Science

Page: 150

View: 3670

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.


The Dialogue Between States

Author: Adam Watson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134963807

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 8302

In the first major assessment of diplomatic dialogue since Nicolson's Diplomacy in 1939, Adam Watson traces the changing techniques of diplomacy from ancient times through the 'diplomatic society' of Europe to the present global system. In examining the conventions and institutions which help to shape the international system the author aims not so much to preserve diplomatic order which worked well in the past but rather to identify the continuities and the new conditions which will enable the dialogue to function in the future. He pays special attention to the extension of the dialogue into new fields and to the impact of the newly independent states of the third world. This leads him to argue strongly that the world's growing interdependence has increased rather than lessened the scope of diplomacy in the nuclear age.

Politics and Diplomacy in Early Modern Italy

The Structure of Diplomatic Practice, 1450-1800

Author: Daniela Frigo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521561891

Category: History

Page: 262

View: 330

This 2000 volume was the first attempt to reconstruct foreign policy and diplomacy in the major Italian states during the early modern period.


Author: Harold Nicolson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Political Science

Page: 151

View: 9209


On the Way to Diplomacy

Author: Costas M. Constantinou

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816626854

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

View: 9623

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 Modern Law of Diplomacy

External Missions of States and International Organizations

Author: Ludwik Dembinski

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789024735853

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

View: 5471


The Practice of Diplomacy

Its Evolution, Theory, and Administration

Author: Keith Hamilton,Richard Langhorne

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415497647

Category: Political Science

Page: 317

View: 2090

A coherent text that tracks the historical development of diplomatic relations and methods from the earliest period to current transformations in today's post Cold War world.


the world of the honest spy

Author: Peter Barber,British Library. Dept. of Manuscripts

Publisher: Longwood Pr Ltd


Category: Political Science

Page: 143

View: 2143


Music in America's Cold War Diplomacy

Author: Danielle Fosler-Lussier

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520959787

Category: Music

Page: 344

View: 4108

During the Cold War, thousands of musicians from the United States traveled the world, sponsored by the U.S. State Department’s Cultural Presentations program. Performances of music in many styles—classical, rock ’n’ roll, folk, blues, and jazz—competed with those by traveling Soviet and mainland Chinese artists, enhancing the prestige of American culture. These concerts offered audiences around the world evidence of America’s improving race relations, excellent musicianship, and generosity toward other peoples. Through personal contacts and the media, musical diplomacy also created subtle musical, social, and political relationships on a global scale. Although born of state-sponsored tours often conceived as propaganda ventures, these relationships were in themselves great diplomatic achievements and constituted the essence of America’s soft power. Using archival documents and newly collected oral histories, Danielle Fosler-Lussier shows that musical diplomacy had vastly different meanings for its various participants, including government officials, musicians, concert promoters, and audiences. Through the stories of musicians from Louis Armstrong and Marian Anderson to orchestras and college choirs, Fosler-Lussier deftly explores the value and consequences of "musical diplomacy."

The Diplomacy of Liberation

The Foreign Relations of the ANC Since 1960

Author: Scott M. Thomas

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781850439936

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 829

After the Sharpeville massacre of 1960 precipitated a popular uprising and the subsequent arrest of the ANC's military wing, organized opposition to apartheid within South Africa was eliminated. For 30 years the ANC led a shadowy existence in exile and its most basic problem was one of survival. This book offers and explanation of how the foreign relations of the ANC contributed to its survival and looks at the closely related issue of how the ANC's alliance with the South African Communist Party and the support of the Soviet Union solved the problem of how to continue financing the armed struggle. Examining the ANC's diplomacy in action, Thomas shows how the liberation movement attained its main diplomatic objectives - the mobilization of international support for mandatory sanctions; the arms embargo and the diplomatic isolation of South Africa; and the translation of international opposition to apartheid into support for the ANC as the sole legitimate representative of South Africa's oppressed people.

Theorie der Public Diplomacy

Sozialtheoretische Grundlegung einer Form strategischer Kommunikation

Author: Claudia Auer

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658174730

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 537

View: 8128

Claudia Auer entwickelt eine Theorie der Public Diplomacy, die handlungstheoretische Ansätze mit makrosoziologischen Perspektiven zusammenführt. Detailliert analysiert sie einen bislang kaum erforschten Bereich kommunikativen Handelns und zeigt gleichzeitig, dass mit der sozialtheoretischen Grundlegung nicht nur Public Diplomacy, sondern verschiedene Formen strategischer und öffentlicher Kommunikation theoretisch erfasst werden können. Ihre Überlegungen zum Entwurf einer Theorie der PR und des Journalismus lassen erkennen, dass diese auch in solchen Forschungsfeldern zu neuen und weiterführenden Erkenntnissen führen können, die bereits durch Sozialtheorien gut erfasst worden sind.

The New Economic Diplomacy

Decision-Making and Negotiation in International Economic Relations

Author: Nicholas Bayne,Stephen Woolcock

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409425436

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 451

View: 4989

This third, fully updated edition of The New Economic Diplomacy explains how states conduct their external economic relations in the 21st century: how they make decisions domestically; how they negotiate internationally; and how these processes interact. It documents the transformation of economic diplomacy in the 1990s and 2000s in response to the end of the Cold War, the advance of globalization and the growing influence of non-state actors such as private business and civil society.

Diplomats and Diplomacy in the Roman World

Author: Claude Eilers

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004170987

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

View: 5067

The Roman world was fundamentally a face-to-face culture, where it was expected that communication and negotiations would be done in person. This can be seen in Romea (TM)s contacts with other cities, states, and kingdoms a " whether dependent, independent, friendly or hostile a " and in the development of a diplomatic habit with its own rhythms and protocols that coalesced into a self-sustaining system of communication. This volume of papers offers ten perspectives on the way in which ambassadors, embassies, and the institutional apparatuses supporting them contributed to Roman rule. Understanding Roman diplomatic practices illuminates not only questions about Romea (TM)s evolution as a Mediterranean power, but can also shed light on a wide variety of historical and cultural trends. Contributors are: Sheila L. Ager, Alexander Yakobson, Filippo Battistoni, James B. Rives, Jean-Louis Ferrary, Martin Jehne, T. Corey Brennan, Werner Eck, and Rudolf Haensch.

Diplomacy on the Edge

Containment of Ethnic Conflict and the Minorities Working Group of the Conferences on Yugoslavia

Author: Geert-Hinrich Ahrens

Publisher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press

ISBN: 0801885574

Category: Medical

Page: 672

View: 9402

Geert-Hinrich Ahrens tells about the international efforts to mediate the political, economic, and social climate of the countries of the former Yugoslavia in 1991--2004 when some of the struggles were deadly.

Language and Diplomacy

Author: Jovan Kurbalija,Hannah Slavik

Publisher: Diplo Foundation

ISBN: 9990955158

Category: Diplomacy

Page: 335

View: 6417


The Diplomacy of Ideas

U.S. Foreign Policy and Cultural Relations, 1938-1950

Author: Frank A. Ninkovich

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521232418

Category: History

Page: 253

View: 7919

An interpretive history of the uses of cultural relations in U.S. foreign policy. Analyzes the links between fundamental foreign policy outlooks and American institutional structures. Shows how the U.S. made the transition from foreign policy passivity in the 1930s to global activism in the 1950s.

Understanding International Diplomacy

Theory, Practice and Ethics

Author: Corneliu Bjola,Markus Kornprobst

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135039267

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 4611

This book provides a comprehensive new introduction to the study of international diplomacy, covering both theory and practice. The text summarises and discusses the major trends in the field of diplomacy, developing an innovative analytical toolbox for understanding diplomacy not as a collection of practices or a set of historical traditions, but as a form of institutionalised communication through which authorised representatives produce, manage and distribute public goods. The book: traces the evolution of diplomacy from its beginnings in ancient Egypt, Greece and China to our current age of global diplomacy; examines theoretical explanations about how diplomats take decisions, make relations and shape the world; discusses normative approaches to how diplomacy ought to adapt itself to the twenty-first century, help remake states and assist the peaceful evolution of international order. In sum, Understanding International Diplomacy provides an up-to-date, accessible and authoritative overview of how diplomacy works and ought to work in a globalising world. This new textbook is essential reading for students of international diplomacy, and highly recommended for students of crisis negotiation, international organisations, foreign policy and international relations in general.