Global Diplomacy and International Society

  • Yolanda Kemp Spies

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  3. Yolanda Kemp Spies
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  4. Yolanda Kemp Spies
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  5. Yolanda Kemp Spies
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  6. Yolanda Kemp Spies
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  7. Yolanda Kemp Spies
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  8. Yolanda Kemp Spies
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 257-272

About this book


This book is a comprehensive overview of the theory, history, law, institutional framework and culture of global diplomacy. It reflects on the key existential challenges to the institution and addresses aspects that are often overlooked in diplomatic studies: inter alia diplomatic law, development-driven diplomacy and the bureaucracy of diplomatic practice. All chapters are extensively illustrated with recent case examples from across the world. Special emphasis is placed on incorporating perspectives from Africa and other developing regions in the Global South, so as to balance the Eurocentrism of traditional diplomatic literature.

Yolanda Kemp Spies is ​Senior Research Fellow with the Chair in African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.


Diplomacy Governance Global South Development Africa South Africa

Authors and affiliations

  • Yolanda Kemp Spies
    • 1
  1. 1.University of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-95524-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-95525-4
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