Diplomacy

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Diplomacy is the use of tact to gain strategic advantage or to find mutually acceptable solutions to a common challenge. One set of tools being the phrasing of statements in a non-confrontational, or polite manner. Diplomacy involves countries making agreements with each other, or when they do not. Diplomacy is the talk between two or more countries' heads of state. Sometimes, these talks are about trade or business, and sometimes they are about war and peace. Diplomacy happens a lot when two or more countries fight.

Diplomats are people that are sent from their home country, to meet with and talk to diplomats from foreign countries. An important type of diplomat is called an ambassador. An ambassador lives in a foreign country, so that they are available for meetings with the government of that country.

Literature and sources[change | change source]

  • Black, Jeremy. A History of Diplomacy (U. of Chicago Press, 2010) ISBN 978-1-86189-696-4
  • Berridge, G. R. Diplomacy: Theory & Practice, 3rd edition, Palgrave, Basingstoke, 2005, ISBN 1-4039-9311-4
  • Cunningham, George. Journey to Become a Diplomat: With a Guide to Careers in World Affairs FPA Global Vision Books 2005, ISBN 0-87124-212-5
  • Dorman, Shawn, ed. Inside a U.S. Embassy: How the Foreign Service Works for America by American Foreign Service Association, Second edition February 2003, ISBN 0-9649488-2-6
  • Callieres, Francois De. The Practice of Diplomacy (1919)
  • Fischer, Roger and Ury, William L. Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In (1991)
  • Hill, Henry Bertram. The Political Testament of Cardinal Richeleiu: The Significant Chapters and Supporting Selections (1964)
  • Kennan, George F. American Diplomacy (Walgreen Foundation Lectures) (1985)
  • Kissinger, Henry. A World Restored: Metternich, Castlereagh, and the Problem of Peace: 1812-1822 (1999)
  • Henry Kissinger. Diplomacy (1999)
  • Kurbalija J. and Slavik H. eds. Language and Diplomacy DiploProjects, Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, Malta, 2001, ISBN 99909-55-15-8. The volume contains collection of paper presented at the international conference.
  • Garrett Mattingly, Renaissance Diplomacy Dover Publications, ISBN 978-0-486-25570-5
  • Metternich, Clemens von. Mettetnich: The Autobiography, 1773-1815 (2005)
  • Nicolson, Sir Harold George. Diplomacy (1988)
  • Nicolson, Sir Harold George. The Congress of Vienna: A Study in Allied Unity: 1812-1822 (2001)
  • Nicolson, Sir Harold George. The Evolution of Diplomatic Method (1977)
  • Nierenberg, Gerard The Art of Negotiating
  • Rana, Kishan S. and Jovan Kurbalija, eds. Foreign Ministries: Managing Diplomatic Networks and Optimizing Value DiploFoundation, 2007, ISBN 978-99932-53-16-7
  • Rana, Kishan S. The 21st Century Ambassador: Plenipotentiary to Chief Executive DiploFoundation,2004, ISBN 99909-55-18-2
  • Roeder, Larry W. "Diplomacy, Funding and Animal Welfare", Springer, Hamburg, 2011
  • Ernest Satow. A Guide to Diplomatic Practice by Longmans, Green & Co. London & New York, 1917. A standard reference work used in many embassies across the world (though not British ones). Now in its fifth edition (1998) ISBN 0-582-50109-1
  • Wicquefort, Abraham de. The Embassador and His Functions (2010)
  • Jovan Kurbalija and Valentin Katrandjiev. ISBN 978-99932-53-16-2
  • Igor Janev, Diplomacy, IPS, Belgrade, 2013, ISBN 978-86-7419-261-0

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