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Diplomacy: Theory and Practice

Fully revised and updated, this comprehensive guide to diplomacy explores the art of negotiating international agreements and the channels through which such activities occur when states are in diplomatic relations, and when they are not. This new edition includes chapters on secret intelligence and economic and commercial diplomacy.
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Introduction 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 PART I: THE ART OF NEGOTIATION 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 Deadlines Metaphors Of Movement Publicity 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 PART II: DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS 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 Attaches Intelligence Officers Cuckoos In The Nest? 11. Conferences International Organizations Procedure 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 PART III: DIPLOMACY WITHOUT DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS Introduction To Part III 15. Disguised 'Embassies' Interests Sections Consulates 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 Conclusion

About the Author

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).


''Probably the most prolific contemporary writer on diplomacy is Professor Geoff R. Berridge [ ] Each of his many books is impeccably well written and full of insights into the fascinating formation of modern diplomacy'' Robert William Dry, New York University, USA, and Chairman of AFSA's Committee on the Foreign Service Profession and Ethics ''I discovered Geoff Berridge's book on diplomacy after serving as a diplomat for over 30 years. It is well researched, sophisticated, inspiring and, where the subject invites it, suitably ironic. I used the 4th edition with my students and will now continue working with the 5th edition.'' - Dr Max Schweizer, Head of Foreign Affairs and Applied Diplomacy, ZHAW School of Management and Law, Switzerland ''Berridge's Diplomacy is an enlightening journey that takes the student, the practitioner and the general reader from the front to the backstage of current diplomatic practice. The thoroughly updated and expanded text also enriched with a stimulating new treatment of embassies is an invaluable guide to the stratagems and outcomes, continuities and innovations, of a centuries' long process.'' Arianna Arisi Rota, Professor of History of Diplomacy at the University of Pavia, Italy ''Berridge confirms with this new edition not only his profound and panoramic knowledge of diplomacy but also his very user-friendly style. No matter the expectations, the end result is an enjoyable reading experience. As a diplomat I like to think that our profession is a beautiful one, and there is no doubt that this book makes it look even better.'' Petru Dumitriu, in a review for DiploFoundation

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