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The SAGE Handbook of Diplomacy

The SAGE Handbook of Diplomacy

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August 2016 | 722 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The SAGE Handbook of Diplomacy provides a major thematic overview of Diplomacy and its study that is theoretically and historically informed and in sync with the current and future needs of diplomatic practice . Original contributions from a brilliant team of global experts are organised into four thematic sections:

  • Section One: Diplomatic Concepts & Theories
  • Section Two: Diplomatic Institutions
  • Section Three: Diplomatic Relations
  • Section Four: Types of Diplomatic Engagement
Costas M. Constantinou and Paul Sharp
1. Theoretical Perspectives in Diplomacy
Halvard Leira
2. A Conceptual History of Diplomacy
Sam Okoth Opondo
3. Diplomacy and the Colonial Encounter
Markus Kornprobst
4. Statecraft, Strategy and Diplomacy
Brian Hocking
5. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
Christer Jönsson
6. Diplomacy, Communication and Signaling
Rebecca Adler-Nissen
7. Diplomatic Agency
Jason Dittmer & Fiona McConnell
8. Diplomatic Culture
Iver B. Neumann
9. Diplomacy and the Arts
Corneliu Bjola
10. Diplomatic Ethics
Noé Cornago
11. Diplomatic Knowledge
Kishan S. Rana
12. Embassies, Permanent Missions & Special Missions
Ana Mar Fernández Pasarín
13. Consulates and Consular Diplomacy
Paul Sharp and Geoffrey Wiseman
14. The Diplomatic Corps
David Clinton
15. Diplomacy and International Law
Linda S. Frey and Marsha L. Frey
16. Diplomatic Immunity
I William Zartman
17. Diplomacy and Negotiation
Karin Aggestam
18. Diplomatic Mediation
David H. Dunn and Richard Lock-Pullan
19. Diplomatic Summitry
Donna Marie Oglesby
20. Diplomatic Language
Alan James
21. Diplomatic Relations Between States
Cornelia Navari
22. Great Power Diplomacy
Yolanda Spies
23. Middle Power Diplomacy
Baldur Thorhallsson and Alyson J.K. Bailes
24. Small State Diplomacy
Michael Smith
25. European Union Diplomacy
Alan K. Henrikson
26. American Diplomacy
Tatiana Zonova
27. Russian Post-Soviet Diplomacy
Chen Zhimin
28. China's Diplomacy
Pauline Kerr
29. Diplomacy in East Asia
Sean W. Burges and Fabrício H Chagas Bastos
30. Latin American Diplomacy
Stephan Stetter
31. Middle East Diplomacy
Asteris Huliaras and Konstantinos Magliveras
32. African Diplomacy
Stephen Chan
33. Southern African Diplomacy
Stephen Calleya
34. Developing States Diplomacy
Ellen Huijgh
35. Public Diplomacy
William Maley
36. Quiet and Secret Diplomacy
Edward Avenell and David Hastings Dunn
37. Crisis Diplomacy
Peter Viggo Jakobsen
38. Coercive Diplomacy
David Armstrong
39. Revolutionary Diplomacy
Paul Meerts
40. Conference Diplomacy
Michele Acuto
41. City Diplomacy
Melissa Conley Tyler and Craig Beyerinck
42. Citizen Diplomacy
Mark Wheeler
43. Celebrity Diplomacy
Eytan Gilboa
44. Digital Diplomacy
Maaike Okano-Heijmans
45. Economic Diplomacy
Huub Ruël and Tim Wolters
46. Business Diplomacy
David Joseph Wellman
47. Religious Diplomacy
See Seng Tan
48. Military Diplomacy
Saleem H. Ali and Helena Voinov Vladich
49. Environmental Diplomacy
Stuart Murray
50. Sports Diplomacy
Daryl Copeland
51. Science Diplomacy
J. Marshall Beier
52. Indigenous Diplomacy
Huss Banai
53. Pariah Diplomacy

The distinctive feature of this excellent collection is the way in which it combines the conventional, practice-oriented side of Diplomatic Studies with a very high level of theoretical sophistication and a cheerful openness to new approaches to diplomacy. The editors have assembled a stellar cast of authors and produced a book that deservedly will attract a wide readership both in the academy and in ministries of external affairs.

Chris Brown
Emeritus Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics

Comprehensively global in its scope and ambition, this Sage Handbook will have great appeal for both scholars and practitioners. With its 53 chapters ranging in substance from the very traditional (e.g. the meaning of 'diplomatic relations')  to the very modern (e.g. 'digital diplomacy' and 'celebrity diplomacy'), and in style from the relentlessly abstract (e.g. 'conceptualizing diplomatic agency') to the sharply empirical (e.g. 'improving embassy performance'),  it has something for everyone in the international relations business, and deserves a place on all our shelves.

Professor Gareth Evans
Chancellor, Australian National University and former Foreign Minister

At a time when global crises abound, the Sage Handbook of Diplomacy is a major contribution to our understanding of this profession so vital for a future of peace in the world.  

Nicholas Burns
Professor Harvard University and former Under Secretary of State

Occasionally an edited volume comes along that connects the ideas and questions of leading scholars with insights and suggested answers in ways that shine a bright light on changes in diplomacy theory and practice.  Such volumes contain breadth and depth.  They offer observable continuities with the past.  They constructively analyze trends and conceptual categories.  They reflect learning from diplomatic practice.  Their systematic reflections illuminate and re-conceptualize diplomacy. The Sage Handbook of Diplomacy does all this and more.  In their “collection of sustained reflections on what it means to practice diplomacy today,” the Editors provide a significant contribution to a literature in which there are few comparable compilations on offer... The Sage Handbook is institutionally priced, but its 53 essays offer good value.  Thought provoking content.  Abundant references.  Blocks of summary key points throughout each chapter.  For universities and foreign ministries it is a must buy.  Scholars will find it worth the investment

Bruce Gregory
Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication, George Washington University

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