Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | September 26, 2010

byJoseph M. Siracusa

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Like making war, diplomacy has been around a very long time, at least since the Bronze Age. It was primitive by today's standards, there were few rules, but it was a recognizable form of diplomacy. Since then, diplomacy has evolved greatly, coming to mean different things, to differentpersons, at different times, ranging from the elegant to the inelegant. Whatever one's definition, few could doubt that the course and consequences of the major events of modern international diplomacy have shaped and changed the global world in which we live. Joseph M. Siracusa introduces thesubject of diplomacy from a historical perspective, providing examples from significant historical phases and episodes to illustrate the art of diplomacy in action.

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Like making war, diplomacy has been around a very long time, at least since the Bronze Age. It was primitive by today's standards, there were few rules, but it was a recognizable form of diplomacy. Since then, diplomacy has evolved greatly, coming to mean different things, to differentpersons, at different times, ranging from the elega...

Joseph M. Siracusa is Professor of Human Security and International Diplomacy and Discipline Head of Global Studies at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology where he is also a fellow in the Human Security program. A native of Chicago and long-time resident of Australia, he is internationally known for his writings on internation...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.07 inPublished:September 26, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199588503

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Table of Contents

Preface1. The Evolution of Diplomacy2. The Diplomacy of the American Revolution3. The Great War and Versailles4. The Night Stalin and Churchill Divided Europe5. The ANZUS Treaty6. Diplomacy in the Age of GlobalizationReferences and Further Reading