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Diplomacy

Theory and Practice

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Fully revised 6th edition, with content on global health diplomacy, Donald Trump, and EU-Brexit prenegotiations

  • Offers a definitive yet contemporary text for scholars, students, and practitioners alike

  • Written in a clear, accessible, and lively style by a widely acknowledged authority on the subject

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxii
  2. The Foreign Ministry

    • G. R. Berridge
    Pages 1-19
  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 21-22
    2. Prenegotiations

      • G. R. Berridge
      Pages 23-40
    3. ‘Around-the-Table’ Negotiations

      • G. R. Berridge
      Pages 41-51
    4. Diplomatic Momentum

      • G. R. Berridge
      Pages 53-67
    5. Packaging Agreements

      • G. R. Berridge
      Pages 69-82
    6. Following Up

      • G. R. Berridge
      Pages 83-97
  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 99-100
    2. Embassies

      • G. R. Berridge
      Pages 101-124
    3. Telecommunications

      • G. R. Berridge
      Pages 125-139
    4. Consulates

      • G. R. Berridge
      Pages 141-157
    5. Secret Intelligence

      • G. R. Berridge
      Pages 159-178
    6. Conferences

      • G. R. Berridge
      Pages 179-198
    7. Summits

      • G. R. Berridge
      Pages 199-214
    8. Public Diplomacy

      • G. R. Berridge
      Pages 215-227
  5. Part III

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 229-230
    2. Embassy Substitutes

      • G. R. Berridge
      Pages 231-245
    3. Special Missions

      • G. R. Berridge
      Pages 247-259
    4. Mediation

      • G. R. Berridge
      Pages 261-276

About this book

This fully revised and expanded edition of Diplomacy, written by an internationally respected researcher and teacher of the subject, is richly illustrated with examples from the worlds of health and commerce as well as high politics. The instances included are mostly contemporary, but considerable historical background to the diplomatic methods themselves is always provided. Among other features, new to this edition is a list of topics for seminar discussion or essays, as well as annotated further reading at the end of each chapter.

Following a chapter on the foreign ministry, Part I of this book deals with the art of negotiation (prenegotiations, around-the-table negotiations, diplomatic momentum, packaging agreements, and following up); Part II covers conventional modes of diplomacy (embassies, telecommunications, consulates, secret intelligence by ‘legals’, conferences, summits, and public diplomacy); and Part III examines diplomacy in hostile circumstances (embassy substitutes such as representative offices and interests sections, special missions, and mediation). Students and educators of diplomacy will find much of value in the latest edition of this highly regarded and much-cited textbook.

G. R. Berridge is Emeritus Professor of International Politics at the University of Leicester, UK, sometime Occasional Teacher at the London School of Economics & Political Science, and a Senior Fellow of DiploFoundation. He was Associate Editor for diplomatists of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.


Keywords

  • diplomacy
  • embassy
  • prenegotiations
  • diplomatic momentum
  • foreign ministry
  • telephone diplomacy
  • art of negotiation
  • diplomatic momentum
  • around-the-table negotiations
  • modes of diplomacy
  • consulate
  • diplomacy in hostile circumstances
  • mediation
  • special missions

Reviews

“This is a highly welcome update for the best general introduction to the theory and practice of diplomacy. It is clear enough to be recommended to undergraduate students, yet sufficiently thoughtful and incisive to be read with profit by practitioners and experts.” (John W. Young, Emeritus Professor of International History, University of Nottingham, UK)

"Diplomacy: Theory and Practice is a tour de force in diplomacy scholarship. Geoff Berridge has not only written the definitive text in diplomatic studies, he has done so in a lucid, accessible, and engaging way that sets the gold standard for how books should be written. Weaving together historical cases with contemporary examples, Berridge has given us essential reading for any student of international politics." (Marcus Holmes, Associate Professor of Government, College of William & Mary, USA)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Politics and International Relations, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK

    G. R. Berridge

About the author

G. R. Berridge is Emeritus Professor of International Politics at the University of Leicester, UK, sometime Occasional Teacher at the London School of Economics & Political Science, and a Senior Fellow of DiploFoundation. He was Associate Editor for diplomatists of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 39.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-85931-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)