Description : This book provides a comprehensive new introduction to the study of international diplomacy, covering both theory and practice. The text summarises and discusses the major trends in the field of diplomacy, developing an innovative analytical toolbox for understanding diplomacy not as a collection of practices or a set of historical traditions, but as a form of institutionalised communication through which authorised representatives produce, manage and distribute public goods. The book: traces the evolution of diplomacy from its beginnings in ancient Egypt, Greece and China to our current age of global diplomacy; examines theoretical explanations about how diplomats take decisions, make relations and shape the world; discusses normative approaches to how diplomacy ought to adapt itself to the twenty-first century, help remake states and assist the peaceful evolution of international order. In sum, Understanding International Diplomacy provides an up-to-date, accessible and authoritative overview of how diplomacy works and ought to work in a globalising world. This new textbook is essential reading for students of international diplomacy, and highly recommended for students of crisis negotiation, international organisations, foreign policy and international relations in general.
Description : Transforming Multilateral Diplomacy provides the inside view of the negotiations that produced the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Not only did this process mark a sea change in how the UN conducts multilateral diplomacy, it changed the way the UN does its business. This book tells the story of the people, issues, negotiations, and paradigm shifts that unfolded through the Open Working Group (OWG) on SDGs and the subsequent negotiations on the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, from the unique point of view of Ambassador Macharia Kamau, and other key participants from governments, the UN Secretariat, and civil society.
Description : The world’s problems are indeed world problems: social and environmental crises, global trade and politics, and major epidemics are making public health a pressing global concern. From this constantly changing scenario, global health diplomacy has evolved, at the intersection of public health, international relations, law, economics, and management—a new discipline with transformative potential. Global Health Diplomacy situates this concept firmly within the human rights dialogue and provides a solid framework for understanding global health issues and their negotiation. This up-to-the-minute guide sets out defining principles and the current agenda of the field, and examines key relationships such as between trade and health diplomacy, and between global health and environmental issues. The processes of global governance are detailed as the UN, WHO, and other multinational actors work to address health inequalities among the world’s peoples. And to ensure maximum usefulness, the text includes plentiful examples, discussion questions, reading lists, and a glossary. Featured topics include: The legal basis of global health agreements and negotiations. Global public goods as a foundation for global health diplomacy. Global health: a human security perspective. Health issues and foreign policy at the UN. National strategies for global health. South-south cooperation and other new models of development. A volume of immediate utility with a potent vision for the future, Global Health Diplomacy is an essential text for public health experts and diplomats as well as schools of public health and international affairs.
Description : Global health diplomacy begins with a recognition that the most effective international health interventions are carried out with sensitivity to historical, political, social, economic, and cultural differences. It focuses on the interplay of globalization, economic interdependence, social justice, and the enlightened self-interests of nations. Global health diplomacy can help sustain peace and economic stability in a globalized world, but the skills necessary for this endeavour are not taught in standard health sciences curricula or in Foreign Service academies. However, they bear directly on the success of international health cooperation, be it from the global north to the global south or south-to-south cooperation. Global health diplomacy can be a critical pathway to assure good global governance and improved international relations among the great powers and between these powers and the developing world. It can be a mechanism to avert conflict and to augment health, peace, solidarity, economic progress, and multinational cooperation.
Description : Foreign Policy: From Conception to Diplomatic Practice represents an original and important contribution to the study of foreign policy, uniquely framed by the experiences of small and new countries. Ambassador Ernest Petri? artfully brings together academic expertise and years of diplomatic experience to provide a thorough treatment of national and international environments, the foreign policy decision making process and an original analysis of the means of foreign policy and diplomacy. The role of the United Nations, the EU, strategic actors and the role of foreign policy as a diplomatic instrument are examined. Finally a reflection of the foreign policy concerns of small and new countries, with special attention to Slovenia and legal aspects are offered.
Description : The Present Book Is An In-Depth Systematized Study Of Diversified Efforts Of States, Statesmen And Diplomats To Prevent A Nuclear War. It Records The International Concern For Achievement Of Disarmament And Prevention Of Proliferation Of Nuclear Weapons As A Common Objective Of All States. The Cold-War Rivalries, The Collective Security System Of United Nations, The Moves For Disarmament Of States Involving Nuclear Weapons, The Politics Of Maintaining The Hegemony Of Five Superpowers, Need For Petrol Leading To Oil Diplomacy Of The West And Several Other Factors Associated With Problems Of New States Have Evolved Into Identifiable Nuclear Diplomacy Since 1960S. Keeping States Away From Nuclear Weapons For Achievement Of National Ambitions Is Seen As Basic Subject Matter Of Nuclear Diplomacy. The Book Examines The Efforts Of States To Prevent Proliferation Of Nuclear Weapon Technology In General And To Such States In Particular That Might Seek To Use It For Achieving National Ambitions.Apart From The Five Superpowers, Pakistan, North Korea, Iran, India, And Iraq Have Been Under International Scrutiny. In The Book, Case Studies Of These States Have Also Been Undertaken, Since Every State That Seeks Nuclear Weapons Has Some Enemies Or Evil Designs. It Has Been Felt Necessary To Adopt A Sociological Approach, That Is, Briefly Going Into The Background Histories Of Nuclear Weapon Sensitive States. The Superpower States Are Above The Law Of The Un Charter And Have A Combined Rigid Stance On The Subject Of Transfer Of Nuclear Technology. Other States Seeking Nuclear Technology For Energy Production, For Economic And Civil Purposes Are Left To Original Research Or Acquisition By Clandestine Methods. This Aspect Has Also Been Examined In The Book, Keeping In View The Interests Of India.The Book Would Be Highly Useful To A Wide Cross Section Of The Reading Public, Including Scholars And Academics, Government Executives, International Institutions And Planners And Policymakers. Especially, The Students And Teachers Of International Relations Will Find It Extensively Informative.
Description : Geert-Hinrich Ahrens tells about the international efforts to mediate the political, economic, and social climate of the countries of the former Yugoslavia in 1991--2004 when some of the struggles were deadly.