The Practice of Diplomacy
Its Evolution, Theory and Administration
Published May 13th 2013 by Routledge – 288 pages
In the unstable international conditions of the post Cold War world, the role of diplomacy has taken on increasing importance with the greater complexity of relationships between international power centres. The Practice of Diplomacy tracks the historical development of diplomatic relations and methods from the earliest period up to their current transformations in the late twentieth century, showing how they have changed to encompass new technological advances and the needs of modern international environments. This coherent and accessible text brings the history of diplomacy fully up to date, exploring altered perspectives and newly emerging practices resulting from United Nations diplomacy and recent political developments in Eastern and central Europe, including the former Yugoslavia.
`It offers a valuable guide to both the tyro-diplomat and to the student of international relations … Written in a clear, brisk style, this is a scholarly work.' - Contemporary Review