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Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction

ISBN : 9780199588503

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¥1,628
Author: 
Joseph M. Siracusa
Pages
160 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
115 x 173 mm
Pub date
Aug 2010
Series
Very Short Introductions

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  • Written by an internationally recognized expert in the field of diplomacy
  • Accessible introduction of some of the most important, common, and recurring themes in diplomacy and its effect on the modern world
  • Taken from a historical perspective, using case studies to define and illuminate examples of diplomacy in action, showing the developments in the evolution of diplomacy

  
Like making 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, coming to mean different things, to different persons, at different times, ranging from the elegant to the inelegant. Whatever one's definition, few could doubt that the course and consequences of the major events of modern international diplomacy have shaped and changed the global world in which we live. Joseph M. Siracusa 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.
 
 
REVIEWS:

"...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

Index: 

Preface
1: The Evolution of Diplomacy
2: The Diplomacy of the American Revolution
3: The Great War and Versailles
4: The Night Stalin and Churchill Divided Europe
5: The ANZUS Treaty
6: Diplomacy in the Age of Globalization
References and Further Reading

About the author: 

Joseph M. Siracusa is Professor of Human Security and International Diplomacy and Discipline Head of Global Studies at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology where he is also a fellow in the Human Security program. A native of Chicago and long-time resident of Australia, he is internationally known for his writings on international diplomacy, nuclear weapons and the Cold War. Professor Siracusa is also a frequent political affairs commentator in the Australian media, including ABC Radio. Among his numerous books are The American Diplomatic Revolution: A Documentary History of the Cold War, 1941-1947 ; A History of United States Foreign Policy (with Julius W. Pratt and Vincent De Santis); Depression to Cold War (with David G. Coleman); and Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2008).

 

The course and consequences of major events of modern international diplomacy have shaped and changed the global world in which we live. Joseph M. Siracusa introduces the subject of diplomacy from an historical perspective, providing examples from significant historical phases and episodes to illustrate the art of diplomacy in action.

Diplomacy

 

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