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The Oxford handbook of modern diplomacy, edited by Andrew F. Cooper, Jorge Heine, and Ramesh Thakur

"At a time when diplomatic practices and the demands imposed on diplomats are changing quite radically, and many foreign ministries feel they are being left behind, there is a need to understand the various forces that are affecting the profession. Diplomacy remains a salient activity in today's world in which the basic authoritative actor is still the state. At the same time, in some respects the practice of diplomacy is undergoing significant, even radical, changes to the context, tools, actors and domain of the trade. These changes spring from the changing nature of the state, the changing nature of the world order, and the interplay between them. One way of describing this is to say that we are seeing increased interaction between two forms of diplomacy, "club diplomacy" and "network diplomacy". The former is based on a small number of players, a highly hierarchical structure, based largely on written communication and on low transparency; the latter is based on a much larger number of players (particularly of civil society), a flatter structure, a more significant oral component, and greater transparency. The Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy is an authoritative reference tool for those studying and practicing modern diplomacy. It provides an up-to-date compendium of the latest developments in the field. Written by practitioners and scholars, the Handbook describes the elements of constancy and continuity and the changes that are affecting diplomacy. The Handbook goes further and gives insight to where the profession is headed in the future. Co-edited by three distinguished academics and former practitioners, the Handbook provides comprehensive analysis and description of the state of diplomacy in the 21st Century and is an essential resource for diplomats, practitioners and academics."--Publisher's website
Table Of Contents
Introduction: The Challenges of 21st Century Diplomacy / Andrew F. Cooper, Jorge Heine, and Ramesh Thakur. -- Part I: Setting the Scene. The Changing Nature of Diplomacy / Andrew F. Cooper ; From Club to Network Diplomacy / Jorge Heine ; A Balance of Interests / Ramesh Thakur. -- Part II: The Main Actors. The Political Actors: President, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs / Lloyd Axworthy ; The Bureaucracy: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Service and other Government Departments / Sir Jeremy Greenstock ; The Modern Diplomatic Mission / David M. Malone ; International Organizations / Margaret P. Karns and Karen A. Mingst ; Financial Officials As Diplomats / Eric Helleiner ; Civil Society / Kathryn Hochstetler ; Global and Transnational Firms / Geoffrey Allen Pigman ; The Media / Shawn Powers. -- Part III: Modes of Practice. Bilateral Diplomacy / Andres Rozental and Alicia Buenrostro ; Multilateral Diplomacy / Kishore Mahbubani ; Conference Diplomacy / A.J.R. Groom ; Commission Diplomacy / Gareth Evans ; Institutionalized Summitry / Richard Feinberg ; Negotiations / Fen Osler Hampson, Chester A. Crocker, and Pamela Aall ; Mediation / Martti Ahtisaari with Kristiina Rintakoski ; Humanitarian Action / Jan Egeland ; Defense Diplomacy / Juan Emilio Cheyre. -- Part IV: Tools and Instruments. Economic Diplomacy / Steve Woolcock and Nicholas Bayne ; Trade and Investment Promotion / Greg Mills ; Cultural Diplomacy / Patricia M. Goff ; Public Diplomacy / Jan Melissen ; Digital Technology / Daryl Copeland ; Consular Affairs / Maiike Okano-Heijmans ; International Law / Tom Farer ; The Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic and Consular Relations / Jan Wouters, Sanderijn Duquet, and Katrien Meuwissen ; Soft Power / SU Changhe ; Hard, Soft and Smart Power / Joseph S. Nye Jr. -- Part V: Issue Areas. Security / Kal Holsti ; Arms Control and Disarmament / Rebecca Johnson ; Peace-building and State-building / Simon Chesterman ; Trade / Diana Tussie ; International Food Aid / Jennifer Clapp ; Human Rights / David P. Forsythe ; Refugees / William Maley ; Health / David Fidler ; Sports and Diplomacy / David Black and Byron Peacock. -- Part VI: Case Studies. The G20: From Global Crisis Responder to Steering Committee / Paul Martin ; The International Criminal Court / Benjamin Schiff ; The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) / Thomas G. Weiss ; UN Peacekeeping / Pierre Schori ; The Ottawa Convention on Anti-Personnel Landmines / John English ; The Permanent Extension of the NPT, 1995 / Jayantha Dhanapala ; The Cuban Missile Crisis / David A. Welch ; Climate Change / Lorraine Elliott ; The Doha Development Agenda / Amrita Narlikar ; Rising Power Diplomacy / Gregory Chin
Literary Form
non fiction
Series information from dust jacket
Physical Description
xxxv, 953 p. :, ill. ;, 26 cm

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