Synopses & Reviews
provides a comprehensive exploration of the evolution and concepts of the institution of diplomacy. This book equips students with a detailed analysis of important international issues that impact upon diplomacy and its relationship with international politics. The subject is bought to life through the use of case studies and examples which highlight the working of contemporary diplomacy within the international political arena.
Organised around 5 broad topic areas, including the nature of diplomacy, diplomatic methods and negotiation, the operation of diplomacy in specific areas and natural disasters and international conflict, the book covers all major topic areas of contemporary diplomacy.
New to this edition:
The third edition has been extensively revised to include:
- An additional chapter on diplomatic methods to reflect substantial developments in this area.
- Inclusion of a new chapter to explore the development of diplomatic practice.
- Examination of the international aspects of diplomacy of recent major disasters and emergencies.
- Exploration of the influence of international terrorism and violence upon the international system of diplomacy.
Professor R P Barston teaches international relations at the Graduate Institute University of Reading . He previously taught at the Universityof Lancaster, Keele and London School of Economics . He is a former member of the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office and has extensive diplomatic experience . He has undertaken diplomatic and regional organisation training in a number of countries including Malaysia(National Institute of Public Administration) , Trinidad, Vietnamand Barbados. He is also a maritime safety specialist and representative to the International Maritime Organisation. His other publications include Maritime Dimension , The Other Powers and International Politics Since 1945 .
This text comprehensively introduces the concept and history of diplomacy and explores the many developments which have shaped its conduct.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Changing Nature of Diplomacy
Chapter 2: Foreign Policy Organisation
Chapter 3: Foreign Policy Orientations
Chapter 4: Diplomatic Correspondence
Chapter 5: Negotiation
Chapter 6: Diplomatic Styles and Methods
Chapter 7: Diplomacy and Language
Chapter 8: International Financial Relations
Chapter 9: Trade, Foreign Policy and Diplomacy
Chapter 9: Environmental Diplomacy
Chapter 10: Environmental Diplomacy: case examples
Chapter 11: Diplomacy and Security
Chapter 12: Diplomacy and Mediation
Chapter 13: The Diplomacy of Normalisation
Chapter 14: International Treaties
Chapter 15: International Agreements: case studies
Chapter 16: Conclusion