The Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy

Paperback | April 22, 2015

EditorAndrew F. Cooper, Jorge Heine, Ramesh Thakur

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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 intoday'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 hierarchicalstructure, 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 andcontinuity 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 ofdiplomacy in the 21st Century and is an essential resource for diplomats, practitioners and academics.

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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 intoday's world in which the basic authoritative act...

Andrew F. Cooper was previously a visiting scholar at Harvard University, University of Southern California, Australian National University, Stellenbosch University and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. He has led training sessions on trade issues, governance and diplomacy in Canada, South Africa and at the Wo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:990 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 2.12 inPublished:April 22, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceAbout the ContributorsLouise Frechette: Foreword: Diplomacy: old trade, new challengesAndrew F. Cooper, Jorge Heine, and Ramesh Thakur: Introduction: The Challenges of 21st Century DiplomacyPart I: Setting the Scene1. Andrew F. Cooper: The Changing Nature of Diplomacy2. Jorge Heine: From Club to Network Diplomacy3. Ramesh Thakur: A Balance of InterestsPart II: The Main Actors4. Lloyd Axworthy: The Political Actors: President, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs5. Sir Jeremy Greenstock: The Bureaucracy: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Service and other Government Departments6. David M. Malone: The Modern Diplomatic Mission7. Margaret P. Karns and Karen A. Mingst: International Organizations8. Eric Helleiner: Financial Officials As Diplomats9. Kathryn Hochstetler: Civil Society10. Geoffrey Allen Pigman: Global and Transnational Firms11. Shawn Powers: The MediaPart III: Modes of Practice12. Andres Rozental and Alicia Buenrostro: Bilateral Diplomacy13. Kishore Mahbubani: Multilateral Diplomacy14. A. J. R. Groom: Conference Diplomacy15. Gareth Evans: Commission Diplomacy16. Richard Feinberg: Institutionalized Summitry17. Fen Osler Hampson, Chester A. Crocker, and Pamela Aall: Negotiations18. Martti Ahtisaari with Kristiina Rintakoski: Mediation19. Jan Egeland: Humanitarian Action20. Juan Emilio Cheyre: Defense DiplomacyPart IV: Tools and Instruments21. Steve Woolcock and Nicholas Bayne: Economic Diplomacy22. Greg Mills: Trade and Investment Promotion23. Patricia M. Goff: Cultural Diplomacy24. Jan Melissen: Public Diplomacy25. Daryl Copeland: Digital Technology26. Maiike Okano-Heijmans: Consular Affairs27. Tom Farer: International Law28. Jan Wouters, Sanderijn Duquet, and Katrien Meuwissen: The Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic and Consular Relations29. SU Changhe: Soft Power30. Joseph S. Nye Jr.: Hard, Soft and Smart PowerPart V: Issue Areas31. Kal Holsti: Security32. Rebecca Johnson: Arms Control and Disarmament33. Simon Chesterman: Peace-building and State-building34. Diana Tussie: Trade35. Jennifer Clapp: International Food Aid36. David P. Forsythe: Human Rights37. William Maley: Refugees38. David Fidler: Health39. David Black and Byron Peacock: Sports and DiplomacyPart VI: Case Studies40. Paul Martin: The G20: From Global Crisis Responder to Steering Committee41. Benjamin Schiff: The International Criminal Court42. Thomas G. Weiss: The Responsibility to Protect (R2P)43. Pierre Schori: UN Peacekeeping44. John English: The Ottawa Convention on Anti-Personnel Landmines45. Jayantha Dhanapala: The Permanent Extension of the NPT, 199546. David A. Welch: The Cuban Missile Crisis47. Lorraine Elliott: Climate Change48. Amrita Narlikar: The Doha Development Agenda49. Gregory Chin: Rising Power Diplomacy

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"Together the 49 contributors show an extraordinary continuity, that ties the work together. In terms of depth and breadth of information on the changing practice of twenty-first century diplomacy, The Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy deserves a well-earned spot on the bookshelf of anyscholar or practitioner of international relations." --Melissa Conley Tyler, The Hague Journal of Diplomacy