Diplomacy


Author: Henry Kissinger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471104494
Category: History
Page: 912
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'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

Diplomacy


Author: Henry Kissinger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439126313
Category: History
Page: 912
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A brilliant, sweeping history of diplomacy that includes personal stories from the noted former Secretary of State, including his stunning reopening of relations with China. The seminal work on foreign policy and the art of diplomacy. Moving from a sweeping overview of history to blow-by-blow accounts of his negotiations with world leaders, Henry Kissinger describes how the art of diplomacy has created the world in which we live, and how America’s approach to foreign affairs has always differed vastly from that of other nations. Brilliant, controversial, and profoundly incisive, Diplomacy stands as the culmination of a lifetime of diplomatic service and scholarship. It is vital reading for anyone concerned with the forces that have shaped our world today and will impact upon it tomorrow.

Diplomacy


Author: Henry Kissinger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671510991
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 912
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Offering a panoramic view of history and a description of firsthand diplomatic encounters, the former Secretary of State describes his ideas about diplomacy and power balances, showing how national negotiating styles influence outcomes

Diplomacy

Theory and Practice
Author: G. R. Berridge
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137445521
Category: Political Science
Page: 296
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Fully revised and updated, this comprehensive guide to diplomacy explores the art of negotiating international agreements and the channels through which such activities occur when states are in diplomatic relations, and when they are not. This new edition includes chapters on secret intelligence and economic and commercial diplomacy.

Diplomacy

The Dialogue Between States
Author: Adam Watson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134963807
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
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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.

The Pure Concept of Diplomacy


Author: José Calvet de Magalhães
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313262593
Category: Political Science
Page: 150
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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.

Searching for a Cultural Diplomacy


Author: Jessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht,Mark C. Donfried
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781845459949
Category: Political Science
Page: 278
View: 1930

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Recent studies on the meaning of cultural diplomacy in the twentieth century often focus on the United States and the Cold War, based on the premise that cultural diplomacy was a key instrument of foreign policy in the nation's effort to contain the Soviet Union. As a result, the term "cultural diplomacy" has become one-dimensional, linked to political manipulation and subordination and relegated to the margin of diplomatic interactions. This volume explores the significance of cultural diplomacy in regions other than the United States or "western" countries, that is, regions that have been neglected by scholars so far-Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. By examining cultural diplomacy in these regions, the contributors show that the function of information and exchange programs differs considerably from area to area depending on historical circumstances and, even more importantly, on the cultural mindsets of the individuals involved.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy


Author: Andrew F. Cooper,Jorge Heine,Ramesh Thakur
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199588864
Category: Political Science
Page: 953
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Including chapters from some of the leading experts in the field this Handbook provides a full overview of the nature and challenges of modern diplomacy and includes a tour d'horizon of the key ways in which the theory and practice of modern diplomacy are evolving in the 21st Century.

The Modern Law of Diplomacy

External Missions of States and International Organizations
Author: Ludwik Dembinski
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789024735853
Category: Diplomacy
Page: 282
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Economic Diplomacy

Economic and Political Perspectives
Author: Peter A.G. Bergeijk,Maaike Okano-Heijmans,Jan Melissen
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004209603
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 229
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In a climate of enhanced global competition, attention for economic diplomacy has substantially grown, as much in the West as in other parts of the world. This book conceptualizes economic diplomacy and adds to a better understanding of its central place in the theory and practice of international relations.

Music in America's Cold War Diplomacy


Author: Danielle Fosler-Lussier
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520959787
Category: Music
Page: 344
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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."

Inventing Public Diplomacy

The Story of the U.S. Information Agency
Author: Wilson P. Dizard
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 9781588262882
Category: Political Science
Page: 255
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Public diplomacy - the uncertain art of winning public support abroad for one's government and its foreign policies - constitutes a critical instrument of U.S. policy in the wake of the Bush administration's recent military interventions and its renunciation of widely accepted international accords. Wilson Dizard Jr. offers the first comprehensive account of public diplomacy's evolution within the U.S. foreign policy establishment, ranging from World War II to the present. Dizard focuses on the U.S. Information Agency and its precursor, the Office of War Information. Tracing the political ups and downs determining the agency's trajectory, he highlights its instrumental role in creating the policy and programs underpinning today's public diplomacy, as well as the people involved. The USIA was shut down in 1999, but it left an important legacy of what works and what doesn't in presenting U.S. policies and values to the rest of the world. Inventing Public Diplomacy is an unparalleled history of U.S. efforts at organized international propaganda.

The SAGE Handbook of Diplomacy


Author: Costas M. Constantinou,Pauline Kerr,Paul Sharp
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473959152
Category: Political Science
Page: 722
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The SAGE Handbook of Diplomacy provides a major thematic overview of Diplomacy and its study that is theoretically and historically informed and in sync with the current and future needs of diplomatic practice . Original contributions from a brilliant team of global experts are organised into four thematic sections: Section One: Diplomatic Concepts & Theories Section Two: Diplomatic Institutions Section Three: Diplomatic Relations Section Four: Types of Diplomatic Engagement

Diplomacy


Author: Harold Nicolson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 151
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The Practice of Diplomacy

Its Evolution, Theory, and Administration
Author: Keith Hamilton,Richard Langhorne
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415497647
Category: Political Science
Page: 317
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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.

On the Way to Diplomacy


Author: Costas M. Constantinou
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816626854
Category: Political Science
Page: 180
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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.

Amarna Diplomacy

The Beginnings of International Relations
Author: Raymond Cohen,Raymond Westbrook
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801861994
Category: Political Science
Page: 307
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"This is an important volume for any scholar of the ancient Near East." -- Religious Studies Review

Understanding International Diplomacy

Theory, Practice and Ethics
Author: Corneliu Bjola,Markus Kornprobst
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135039267
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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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.

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

Contemporary Diplomacy


Author: Geoffrey Pigman
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745642802
Category: Political Science
Page: 241
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Contemporary Diplomacy offers a comprehensive introduction to the changing actors, venues, processes and functions of diplomacy in the 21st Century. Aimed at students and practitioners alike, this textbook explores the critical theoretical tools that can be employed to understand diplomacy and its evolution since the end of the Cold War. It also shows how the study of diplomacy can contribute to the analysis of 21st Century conflict and international relations more broadly. The book is divided into 2 main parts: part I focuses on diplomatic actors and venues: from the traditional nation–state actors of classical diplomatic studies to newer types of actor, such as multilateral organizations, supranational polities, global firms, civil society organizations and eminent person diplomats. Part II examines diplomatic processes and functions, reconsidering the core diplomatic functions of representation and communication in light of new communications technologies and the increased importance of public diplomacy. It looks in–depth at specific functional areas of diplomacy – including economic, military and security, and cultural diplomacy Ð and how they are managed. The concluding chapter reflects more broadly on the relationship of diplomatic theory to practice and considers the range of challenges facing diplomats today. This book will be essential reading for students of diplomacy, politics, international relations and conflict studies.