Global Diplomacy

Author: Alison R. Holmes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780429973420
Release Date: 2018-05-04
Genre: Political Science

In a field dominated by the history and practices of Western states, Global Diplomacy expands the mainstream discourse on diplomacy to include non-Western states and states in all stages of development. By presenting a broader view of this crucial institution, this exciting text cultivates a more global understanding of the ways in which diplomacy is conducted in the world today and offers a new perspective on the ways it may continue to develop in the future. This book presents; a brief introduction to diplomatic practice, the classic diplomatic narrative, and different theories of diplomacy; an exploration of diplomacy over time and place through four types of diplomacy-political, cultural, economic, and military-discussed by guest authors who are experts in their respective fields; three new models of diplomatic interaction-Community, Transatlantic, and Relational-illustrated through the examples of the European Union, UK and US relations, and the rising powers of India and China.

International Society and the Middle East

Author: Barry Buzan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230537642
Release Date: 2009-04-15
Genre: Political Science

This book brings together a distinguished cast of theorists and Middle East experts to provide a comprehensive overview of the region's history and how its own traditions have mixed, often uncomfortably, with the political structures imposed by the expansion of Western international society.

The Emergence of International Society in the 1920s

Author: Daniel Gorman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107021136
Release Date: 2012-08-20
Genre: History

Describes how the shock of the First World War gave rise to a broad array of overlapping initiatives in international cooperation.

Revolution and World Order

Author: James David Armstrong
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: UOM:39015026979313
Release Date: 1993-06-10
Genre: Political Science

In this important study David Armstrong examines the impact of revolutionary states on the international system. These states have always posed major problems for the achievement of world order: revolution is often accompanied by international as well as civil conflict, while revolutionary doctrines have proven to be highly disruptive of the existing structure of international politics.Dr Armstrong asks whether revolutionary states are `socialized' into adopting acceptable patterns of international behaviour or whether it is international society that is forced to change when these new states appear.He looks in detail at the French, American, and Russian revolutions and at several post-1945 revolutionary states; he also examines the relationship between revolutionary states and the principal ordering devices of international society: international law, diplomacy, and the balance of power. His book is a major contribution to international relations and an important development and application of the `international society' concept.

China and the International Society

Author: Jinjun Zhao
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9781938134517
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Political Science

What is the relationship between China and the international society? It is a question of historical and realistic significance for China and the world to answer. Since the reform and opening up, China initiated a journey to get integrated into the international society. As an emerging power, China is trying to seek identities, display strength, and build a good reputation. Under various determinants and possibilities, the relationship between China and the international society manifests a feature of complexity and multiple dimensions. Following a guideline of OC on China, for the worldOCO, this volume intends to introduce Chinese scholars' latest studies on China's global strategies, theories and policies to the outside world. Contents: The Self-consciousness of Chinese-Characteristic Diplomatic Practice and Theory; China and International System: Two-Way Socialization under the Logic of Practice; An Analytical Study of the Ideological Sources of China's Conduct; Self-generated Transformation: On China's Agency in Its Interaction with International Human Rights Norms; Border, Geopolitics and China's International Relations Study; Evolution of OC NeighborhoodOCO Concept and China's Foreign Strategies; The Role and Influence of China's Mainstream Media in South China Sea Disputes OCo An Analysis from the Perspective of Signaling; Public Policy and Cross-border Investment by Chinese Enterprises; China's Approaches and Future Prospects for Participation in United Nation Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding: A Report Based on Field Research of UN Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Missions in Africa; Origin of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. Readership: Academics, professionals, undergraduate and graduate students interested in China's diplomatic practice and theory and China's international relations studies."


Author: Luis Antonio Vidal Pérez
Publisher: Luis Antonio Vidal Pérez
ISBN: 9786120016930
Release Date: 2014-09-12

The world is changing and the way human interact is too. Our cultural identity is no longer limited by the geographical area in which we live but by our access to broadband. POWER POP explores the role of pop culture in the construction of a global society through state mechanisms such as cultural diplomacy and management of international relations. To do this, it enters the world of Kpop and Anime in Peru, their history and development in the local market, and how South Korea and Japan have taken advantage of their great success to improve their own image worldwide.

Diplomatic Theory of International Relations

Author: Paul Sharp
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521760263
Release Date: 2009-09-03
Genre: Political Science

This book seeks to identify a body or tradition of diplomatic thinking and construct a diplomatic theory of international relations from it.

An Introduction to International Relations

Author: Richard Devetak
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316631553
Release Date: 2017-09-30
Genre: Political Science

An Introduction to International Relations is a comprehensive introduction to the history, theories, developments and debates that shape the dynamic discipline of international relations and contemporary world politics. Bringing together an expert author team comprising leading academics from Australia and around the world, it allows readers to explore the discipline from both Australian and global perspectives. Known for its clear, easy-to-read style and relevant, real-world examples, the text has been fully updated and revised to reflect current research and the changing global political climate. This edition features extensive new material on: international history from World War I to World War II; international law; the globalisation of international society; and terrorism. A companion website for instructors offers additional case studies, critical thinking questions and links to relevant video and web materials that bring international relations theory to life.

Structure of International Society

Author: Geoffrey Stern
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826468233
Release Date: 2000-02-01
Genre: Political Science

This second edition of this textbook places in context key world events since 1945. While not neglecting the significant developments of the last 50 years, this book has a broad historical and conceptual range. It provides students with a historical analysis of the origins, development and early networks of IR, and an exposition of the diverse ways in which modern "international society" has been defined and interpreted. Tackling a range on international concerns, Geoffrey Stern explores and clarifies such concepts as sovereignty, the balance of power, national interest and interdependence, illustrating his text with reference to both historical and contemporary world events.


Author: Adam Watson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134963805
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: Political Science

In the first major assessment of diplomatic dialogue since Nicolson's Diplomacy in 1939, Adam Watson traces the changing techniques of diplomacy from ancient times through the 'diplomatic society' of Europe to the present global system. In examining the conventions and institutions which help to shape the international system the author aims not so much to preserve diplomatic order which worked well in the past but rather to identify the continuities and the new conditions which will enable the dialogue to function in the future. He pays special attention to the extension of the dialogue into new fields and to the impact of the newly independent states of the third world. This leads him to argue strongly that the world's growing interdependence has increased rather than lessened the scope of diplomacy in the nuclear age.

The Globalization of International Society

Author: Professor of International Relations and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Tim Dunne
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198793427
Release Date: 2017-01-19

The Globalization of International Society re-examines the development of today's society of sovereign states, drawing on a wealth of new scholarship to challenge the landmark account presented in Bull and Watson's classic work, The Expansion of International Society (OUP, 1984). For Bull and Watson, international society originated in Europe, and expanded as successive waves of new states were integrated into a rule-governed order. International society, on their view, was thus a European cultural artefact - a claim that is at odds with recent scholarship in history, politics, and related fields of research. Bringing together leading scholars from Asia, Australia, Europe, and the United States, this book provides an alternative account: it draws out the diversity of polities that existed at around c1500; it shows how interacting identities, political orders, and economic forces were intensifying within and across regions; it details the tangled dynamics that helped to globalize the European conception of a pluralist international society, through patterns of warfare and between East and West. The Globalization of International Society examines the institutional contours of contemporary international society, with its unique blend of universal sovereignty and global law, and its forms of hierarchy that coexist with commitments to international human rights. The book explores the multiple forms of contestation that challenge international society today: contests over the limits of sovereignty in relation to cosmopolitan conceptions of responsibility, disputes over global governance, concerns about persistent economic, racial, and gender-based patterns of disadvantage, and lastly the threat to the established order opened up by the disruptive power of digital communications.

From International to World Society

Author: Barry Buzan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521541212
Release Date: 2004-02-26
Genre: Political Science

In this 2004 book, Barry Buzan offers an extensive critique and reappraisal of the English school approach to International Relations. Starting on the neglected concept of world society and bringing together the international society tradition and the Wendtian mode of constructivism, Buzan offers a new theoretical framework that can be used to address globalisation as a complex political interplay among state and non-state actors. This approach forces English school theory to confront neglected questions about both its basic concepts and assumptions, and about the constitution of society in terms of what values are shared, how and why they are shared, and by whom. Buzan highlights the idea of primary institutions as the central contribution of English school theory and shows how this both differentiates English school theory from realism and neoliberal institutionalism, and how it can be used to generate distinctive comparative and historical accounts of international society.