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Diplomacy : A Very Short Introduction - Joseph M. Siracusa

Diplomacy

A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 30th September 2010
ISBN: 9780199588503
Number Of Pages: 160

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Diplomacy means different things to different people, the definitions ranging from the elegant ("the management of relations between independent states by the process of negotiations") to the jocular ("the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock"). Written by Joseph M. Siracusa, an internationally recognized expert, this lively volume introduces the subject of diplomacy from a historical perspective, providing examples from significant historical phases and episodes to illustrate the art of diplomacy in action, highlighting the milestones in its evolution. The book shows that, like war, diplomacy has been around a very long time, at least since the Bronze Age. It was primitive by today's standards, there were few rules, but it was a recognizable form of diplomacy. Since then, diplomacy has evolved greatly, to the extent that the major events of modern international diplomacy have dramatically shaped the world in which we live. Indeed, the case studies chosen here demonstrate that diplomacy was and remains a key element of statecraft, and that without skilful diplomacy political success may remain elusive.

"...it will take both the young and experienced through a simple course in the history and practice of diplomacy." - Diplomat "Professor Siracusa provides a lively introduction to diplomacy through the perspective of history." - Gerry Woodard, Senior Fellow in Political Science at the University of Melbourne and former Australaian Ambassador in Asia "Siracusa presents a masterly account of diplomacy through analysing well selected issues...Ideal for an undergraduate text." - Sadao Asada, Professor Emeritus of International History, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan "Joe Siracusa, in concise, lively, beautifully written prose, brings the practice of diplomacy to life with fresh new insights." - Ian J. Bikerton, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, The University of New South Wales, Australia "It is...a superb coverage of a subject that is often seen as too convoluted or boring to figure out." - Ian J. Bikerton, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, The University of New South Wales, Australia "This book will astonish you." - Ian J. Bikerton, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, The University of New South Wales, Australia "His multi-sources book 'Diplomacy' is aimed at the general reader but will be useful to professionals." - Gerry Woodard, Senior Fellow in Political Science at the University of Melbourne and former Austalian Ambassador in Asia A veteran international historian, Siracusa presents a masterly account of diplomacy through analyzing well selected issues from the era of the American Revolution to the age of globalization. Ideal for an undergraduate text. - Sadao Asada, Professor Emeritus of International History, Doshisha UNiversity, Kyoto, Japan

Preface1: The Evolution of Diplomacy2: The Diplomacy of the American Revolution3: The Great War and Versailles4: The Night Stalin and Churchill Divided Europe5: The ANZUS Treaty6: Diplomacy in the Age of GlobalizationReferences and Further Reading

ISBN: 9780199588503
ISBN-10: 0199588503
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 30th September 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.3 x 11.5  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.14

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