Diplomacy Theory and Practice

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/8/2015
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Negotiators are always driven by the clock, and the art of negotiation is one of this book's main themes. The examples included, such as the Iran nuclear talks, are mostly contemporary, but historical background to the diplomatic methods themselves is always provided. This helps to show that a rejuvenation of key features of traditional diplomacy has occurred in recent years that has gone largely unnoticed, partly because new labels have been given to old procedures, a notable instance being the rebranding of propaganda as 'public diplomacy'. This revised fifth edition of Diplomacy, from a globally renowned researcher and teacher of the subject, has been fully updated. Lessons of the 2014 G20 summit in Brisbane are explored, as are those of the highly topical Budapest Memorandum on Ukraine. Berridge's study also includes new chapters on secret intelligence and economic and commercial diplomacy.

Author Biography

G. R. Berridge is Emeritus Professor at the University of Leicester, UK, and a Senior Fellow of DiploFoundation. He was for some time general editor of Palgrave Macmillan's Studies in Diplomacy and International Relations series, and an associate editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. The most recent of his many books on diplomacy is A Diplomatic Whistleblower in the Victorian Era (2013).

Table of Contents

1. The Foreign Ministry
Staffing And Supporting Missions Abroad
Policy-Making And Implementation
Coordination Of Foreign Relations
Dealing With Foreign Diplomats At Home
Building Support At Home
Introduction To Part I
2. Prenegotiations
Agreeing The Need To Negotiate
Agreeing The Agenda
Agreeing Procedure
3.'Around-The-Table' Negotiations
The Formula Stage
The Details Stage
4. Diplomatic Momentum
Metaphors Of Movement
Raising The Level Of The Talks
5. Packaging Agreements
International Legal Obligations At A Premium
Signalling Importance At A Premium
Convenience At A Premium
Saving Face At A Premium
6. Following Up
Early Methods
Monitoring By Experts
Monitoring By Embassies
Review Meetings
Introduction To Part II
7. Telecommunications
Telephone Diplomacy Flourishes
Video-Conferencing Stutters
Other Means Multiply
8. Embassies
The Normal Embassy
The Fortress Embassy
The Mini-Embassy
The Militarized Embassy
9. Consulates
Consular Functions
Career Consuls
Honorary Consuls
Consular Sections
10. Secret Intelligence
Service Attachés
Intelligence Officers
Cuckoos In The Nest?
11. Conferences
International Organizations
12. Summits
Professional Anathemas
General Case For The Defence
Serial Summits
Ad Hoc Summits
The High-Level Exchange Of Views
13. Public Diplomacy
Rebranding Propaganda
The Importance Of Public Diplomacy
The Role Of The Foreign Ministry
The Role Of The Embassy
14. Economic And Commercial Diplomacy
Rising Priorities
Multilateralism And The Squeeze On The Foreign Ministry
Embassy Tasks And Set-Up
Introduction To Part III
15. Disguised 'Embassies'
Interests Sections
Representative Offices
Front Missions
16. Special Missions
The Advantages Of Special Missions
The Variety Of Special Missions
To Go Secretly Or Openly?
17. Mediation
The Nature Of Mediation
Different Mediators And Different Motives
The Ideal Mediator
The Ripe Moment

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