International Privileges and Immunities

A Case for a Universal Statute

  • Authors
  • David B. Michaels

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Introduction

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  3. Conceptual Framework

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  4. Organizational Practice-United Nations Systems

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  5. Organizational Practice-Regional Organizations

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      Pages 95-95
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  6. Judicial, Financial and Security Institutions

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      Pages 125-125
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  7. Analysis and Conclusions

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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 177-249

About this book


Since World War I scholars and practitioners alike have addressed themselves to defining and assessing the "new diplomacy," which the British diplomatist Harold Nicolson has branded the "American method." He distinguishes contemporary practice from earlier forms of diplomacy which, in The Evolution of Diplomatic Method (1954), on the basis of historical orientation, he designates the Greek, Roman, Italian, and French "systems" of diplo­ macy, in this order. Intensified multilaterial, as differentiated from bilateral, diplomacy - or what Lord Maurice Hankey treats as Diplomacy by Con­ ference (1946) - has become one of the principal qualities characterizing twentieth century diplomatic usage. "Conference diplomacy," in turn, consists of both ad hoc and regularized components. The latter, sometimes designated "parliamentary diplomacy," is essentially a form of institutionalized conferencing permeating the func­ tioning of permanent mechanisms called international organizations. Within them member states pursue national and collective interests and espouse national policies, confer and negotiate respecting mutual problems, engage in forensic and often public exposition, and reduce decision making, but usually only ostensibly, to a formalized voting process.


Diplomacy Europe Institution United Nations cooperation international organization international organizations justice mediator organization

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 1971
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-8493-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-9220-0
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