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Routledge Handbook of Diplomacy and Statecraft

Edited by: B.J.C. McKercher

Print publication date:  November  2011
Online publication date:  March  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415781107
eBook ISBN: 9780203807804
Adobe ISBN: 9781136664373

10.4324/9780203807804
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Book description

Despite post-Cold War arguments about their demise, ‘Great Powers’ not only continue to thrive, with lesser Powers they form the basis of the constellation of global politics. This topical new Handbook illustrates how and why the new international order has evolved – and is still evolving – since the end of the Cold War, through the application of diplomacy and statecraft.

Including cutting edge contributions from over 40 scholars, the handbook is structured around seven sections:

  • Context of Diplomacy
  • Great Powers
  • Middle Powers
  • Developing Powers
  • International Organisations and Military Alliances
  • International Economy
  • Issues of Conflict and Co-operation

Through analysis of a wide range of case studies, the Handbook assesses the diplomacy and statecraft of individual powers, offering insights into how they function, their individual perception of national interests and the roles they play in modern statecraft. The contributors also seek to evaluate the organizations and contemporary issues that continue to influence the shaping of the new international order.

A comprehensive survey of diplomacy across the world, this work will be essential reading for scholars and professionals alike.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Diplomatic history Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Theorising diplomacy Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The United States Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The foreign policy of Great Britain Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Unravelling the enigma Download PDF
Chapter  6:  China Download PDF
Chapter  7:  France Download PDF
Chapter  8:  German foreign policy mirrored in the achievements and shortcomings of its chancellors Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Japan’s diplomacy and culture Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Brazil Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Indian statecraft struggles to come to terms with India’s rise Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Contemporary Canadian foreign policy Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Czech Republic Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The foreign policy of Turkey Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Cuban revolutionary diplomacy 1959–2009 Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Peru Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Nigeria Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Thailand Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Indonesia’s foreign policy after the Cold War Download PDF
Chapter  20:  A global Great Power in the making? Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The Great Powers and the United Nations Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Reconciling different logics of security provision Download PDF
Chapter  23:  New regionalisms and the African Union Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The non-aligned movement Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The European Union and the economic and financial crisis Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and contemporary international politics and economy Download PDF
Chapter  28:  From colonies to collective Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The G8 and the move to a globalised international economy Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The opposition to the globalised international economy Download PDF
Chapter  31:  International arms control Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The strategy gap Download PDF
Chapter  33:  The Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  34:  The balance of power in South Asia Download PDF
Chapter  35:  North Korea Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Failed states Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Public versus private power Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Soft power Download PDF
Bibliography Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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