Diplomacy in a Globalizing World: Theories and Practices

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byPauline Kerr, Geoffrey Wiseman

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In Diplomacy in a Globalizing World: Theories and Practices, twenty-three esteemed scholars contribute to the debate about the changing nature of contemporary diplomacy and its future theoretical and practical implications. Filling a gap in the foreign policy textbook market, this uniquevolume balances breadth with depth and theory with practice, illustrating through cutting-edge comparative analyses that twenty-first century diplomacy is best understood as "complex diplomacy." The selections analyze diplomacy's historical and contemporary developments; Western and non-Westerndiplomatic theories and practices; sociological and political theories of diplomacy; and various diplomatic structures, processes and instruments, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, public diplomacy, bilateral and multilateral diplomacy, and intelligence. The text is enhanced by numerouspedagogical tools.

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In Diplomacy in a Globalizing World: Theories and Practices, twenty-three esteemed scholars contribute to the debate about the changing nature of contemporary diplomacy and its future theoretical and practical implications. Filling a gap in the foreign policy textbook market, this uniquevolume balances breadth with depth and theory wit...

Pauline Kerr is Director of Studies in the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at The Australian National University. She is coeditor of China's "New" Diplomacy: Tactical or Fundamental Change? (2008) and author of numerous articles in journals and edited volumes. Geoffrey Wiseman is Professor of The Practice of International Relations ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:August 8, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceAbbreviationsAbout the ContributorsWorld MapPauline Kerr and Geoffrey Wiseman: Introduction:The diplomacy puzzleHistorical background, contemporary trends, and challenges for diplomacyThe book's structure, chapter summaries, and pedagogical featuresPart I. The Historical Evolution of Diplomacy1. Raymond Cohen: Diplomacy throught the agesIntroductionAncient Near Eastern diplomacyClassical diplomacyEuropean diplomacyConclusion2. Suisheng Zhao: Past diplomacy in East Asia: from tributary relations to cold war rivalryIntroductionCollapse of the traditional East Asian order and the tributary systemJapan's military expansion and the diplomacy of imperialismCold War diplomacy in East AsiaDiplomacy during the deterioration of the East Asian bipolar systemDiplomacy of the strategic triangleConclusionPart II. Concepts and Theories of Contemporary Diplomacy3. Paul Sharp: Diplomacy in international relations theory and other disciplinary perspectivesIntroduction: The attractions and limitations of theoryDiplomacy in international theoryDiplomats in social theoryDiplomatic theoryPostpositivist diplomatic theoryConclusion4. Geoffrey Allen Pigman: Debates about contemporary and future diplomacyIntroduction: Debating diplomacyDebating what we mean by "diplomacy"Debating continuity and change in contemporary diplomacyDebating theory and practice in contemporary diplomacyConclusion: How debates about diplomacy are, or are not, resolved5. Bertrand Badie: Transnationalizing diplomacy and global governanceIntroductionFrom interstate toward intersocial diplomacyNon-state actor participation in world politicsIntersocial diplomacies versus interstate diplomaciesGlobal governance and the declining resilience of the stateConclusion6. I. William Zartman: Diplomacy as negotiation and mediatIntroductionNegotiation and diplomacyExpanding the scope of diplomacyChallenging the processes of negotiation: mediation and multilateral diplomacyFacing the future of diplomatic negotiation: PreventionPart III. Structures, Processes, and Instruments7. Brian Hocking: The ministry of foreign affairs and the national diplomatic systemIntroductionThe ministry of foreign affairs (MFA): Diplomatic perspectivesThe MFA and the national diplomatic system (NDS)The emergence and evolution of the MFAThe MFA and the NDS in the twenty-first centuryConclusion8. Jovan Kurbalija: The impact of the Internet and ICT on contemporary diplomacyIntroductionHistorical background: The telegraph and diplomacyChanging the environment for diplomacyA new issue on diplomatic agendasA new tool for diplomatic activitiesConclusion9. Halvard Leira and Iver B. Neumann: Consular diplomacyIntroductionDefinitional issuesEmergence and development of consular tasks and officesThe consul and the diplomatThe consul todayConclusion10. Thomas Wright: Bilateral and multilateral diplomacy in normal times and in crisesIntroductionDistinguishing bilateralism and multilateralismDistinguishing between forms of multilateralismUnderstanding the contemporary international orderThe challenge of a power transitionConclusion11. Jan Melissen: Public diplomacyIntroduction: the rise of a practice and a field of studyThe epiphenomenal nature of public diplomacyOfficial and nongovernmental public diplomacyBeyond the new public diplomacy: evolving conceptsPublic diplomacy outside the WestConclusion12. Stephen Woolcock: Economic diplomacyIntroductionWhat is economic diplomacy?What makes economic diplomacy important?Is economic diplomacy distinctive?Conclusion13. Pauline Kerr and Brendan Taylor: Track-two diplomacy in East AsiaIntroduction: Debates about diplomacy and track-two diplomacyAn analytical framework and methodology for investigating track-two diplomacyThe practice of track-two diplomacy in East Asia: environmental, security, and economic issuesExplaining track-two diplomacy in East AsiaConclusion14. Jennifer Sims: Diplomacy and intelligenceIntroduction: Exploring the "dark arts" in international politics and diplomacyDefining intelligence, deception, and covert actionEthical issues: How dark are the dark arts?Looking to the futureConclusionPart IV. National, Regional, and International Diplomatic Practices15. Alan K. Henrikson: United States contemporary diplomacy: implementing a foreign policy of "engagement"Introduction: Foreign policy as diplomatic processContainment: Negotiating (only) from a position of strengthTransformation: Putting (others') domestic affairs at the center of foreign policyEngagement: Talking with enemies as well as (just) with friendsConclusion: Diplomacy now the primary means, but not the end of policy16. Ye Zicheng and Zhang Qingmin: China's contemporary diplomacyIntroductionThe context of China's contemporary diplomacyEvolving diplomatic strategies and thinkingProactive multilateral diplomacyAn omnidirectional diplomatic structureThe broadening of diplomatic arenasMultilevel foreign relations and diplomacyConclusion17. Joseph B tora and Alan Hardacre: Regional institutional diplomacies: Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America and other regionsIntroductionDiplomacy as an institution and the challenge of regional institutional diplomatic systemsEU regional institutional diplomacyRegional diplomacy in AsiaRegional diplomacy in AfricaRegional diplomacy in Latin America and The CaribbeanOther regional diplomatic systemsConclusion18. Geoffrey Wiseman and Soumita Basu: The United NationsIntroductionHistorical origins and emergenceMain UN organsEvolution of diplomatic practicesThe diplomatic communityConclusionGeoffrey Wiseman and Pauline Kerr: ConclusionIntroductionHow is diplomacy changing?Why is diplomacy changing?Implications for future theories and practicesComplex diplomacyGlossaryReferencesIndex