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Essence of Diplomacy

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  • © 2005


Part of the book series: Studies in Diplomacy and International Relations (SID)

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Essence of Diplomacy explores the essential, timeless features of diplomacy, drawing on the historical record of over three millennia. In their effort at making international relations (IR) theory relevant to diplomacy, and diplomacy relevant to IR theory, the authors identify three essential dimensions of diplomacy: communication, representation and the reproduction of international society.

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Table of contents (9 chapters)


' important contribution to the literature.' - Political Studies Review

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lund University, Sweden

    Christer Jönsson, Martin Hall

About the authors

CHRISTER JÖNSSON is Professor of Political Science at Lund University, Sweden. He has been Visiting Professor at Kyung Hee University, Seoul, and Stanford University. His primary research interests are international negotiation, diplomacy and international cooperation. His publications include Communication in International Bargaining (1990) International Cooperation in Response to AIDS (co-author, 1995) and Diplomacy (co-editor with Richard Langhorne, 2004).

MARTIN HALL is a Researcher at Lund University. His main research interests lie in the intersection of International Relations theory and historical sociology. He has published several articles and is currently working on a book project entitled The West: An Essentially Contested Concept.

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