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The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy

Global Diplomacy

An Introduction to Theory and Practice

Editors: Balzacq, Thierry, Charillon, Frédéric, Ramel, Frédéric (Eds.)

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  • Examines vehicles and mechanisms through which diplomacy operates
  • Analyses both traditional and new actors of diplomacy
  • Focuses on the different forms or expressions of diplomacy
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This volume brings together different approaches to diplomacy both as an institution and a practice. The authors examine diplomacy from their own backgrounds and through sociological traditions, which shape the study of international relations (IR) in Francophone countries. The volume’s global character articulates the Francophone intellectual concerns with a variety of scholarships on diplomacy, providing a first contact with this subfield of IR for students and practitioners.

About the authors

Thierry Balzacq is Professor of Political Science at Sciences Po, Paris, and Researcher at the Centre for International Studies (CERI Sciences Po), France.
Frédéric Charillon is Professor of Political Science at Université Clermont Auvergne (UCA), and Coordinator for International Studies at ENA (French National School of Administration), France.
Frédéric Ramel is Professor of Political Science at Sciences Po, Paris, and Researcher at the Centre for International Studies (CERI Sciences Po), France.

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“This textbook offers an accessible, up-to-date and complete introduction to diplomacy. Written by advanced scholars and experts in diplomatic studies, it covers the main dimensions of diplomacy gathered around three themes—‘Vectors,’ ‘Actors’ and ‘Sectors.’ Through a series of short chapters, traditional areas (defence diplomacy, multilateral diplomacy) as well as new and emerging ones (digital diplomacy, diplomacy of sub-states organizations, environmental diplomacy) are presented. The renewed interest for diplomacy is obvious not only in France, where most contributors to this textbook have their home institution, but in many countries all over the globe. This timely and easy to navigate textbook will be especially appreciated by first-year undergraduate students and the general public. It will certainly become an essential reference in the coming years.” (Jérémie Cornut, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Simon Fraser University, Canada)

Global Diplomacy is a superb tour de force that implicitly challenges the dominance of the Anglosphere in diplomacy studies. It raises intriguing questions about diplomacy’s under-estimated role in world politics, while simultaneously illustrating that diplomatic practices point to a deeper theoretical understanding of how the world works. Students will learn much from this engaging textbook.” (Geoffrey Wiseman, Professor, Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, Australian National University, Australia)

“This French textbook strengthens the European tradition in diplomatic studies with a valuable and intellectually curious perspective on diplomacy, and at a time when various forces in the West and elsewhere conspire to undermine this essentially civilizing practice. New generations of students acknowledge diplomacy’s role in shaping tomorrow’s world, and this book rightly caters for the demand to study diplomacy and its role in international politics at undergraduate level.” (Jan Melissen, Senior Fellow, Institute of Security and Global Affairs and the Netherlands Institute of International Relations “Clingendael”)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-28786-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-28785-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Diplomacy
Book Subtitle
An Introduction to Theory and Practice
Editors
  • Thierry Balzacq
  • Frédéric Charillon
  • Frédéric Ramel
Translated by
Snow, W.
Series Title
The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28786-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28786-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28785-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 344
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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