Diplomatic theory of international relations /
By: Sharp, PaulMaterial type: BookSeries: Cambridge studies in international relations ; 111.Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, c2009.Description: xi, 339 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780521757553Program: MIST900Subject(s): Diplomacy | International relations -- PhilosophyDDC classification: 327.2
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Diplomacy does not take place simply between states but wherever people live in different groups. Paul Sharp argues that the demand for diplomacy, and the need for the insights of diplomatic theory, are on the rise. In contrast to conventional texts which use international relations theories to make sense of what diplomacy and diplomats do, this book explores what diplomacy and diplomats can contribute to the big theoretical and practical debates in international relations today. Sharp identifies a diplomatic tradition of international thought premised on the way people live in groups, the differences between intra- and inter-group relations, and the perspectives which those who handle inter-group relations develop about the sorts of international disputes which occur. He argues that the lessons of diplomacy are that we should be reluctant to judge, ready to appease, and alert to the partial grounds on which most universal claims about human beings are made.
Diplomacy and diplomats in the radical tradition -- Diplomacy and diplomats in the rational tradition -- Diplomacy and diplomats in the realist tradition -- The diplomatic tradition : conditions and relations of separateness -- The diplomatic tradition : diplomacy, diplomats and international relations -- Using the international society idea -- Integration-disintegration -- Expansion-contraction -- Concentration-diffusion -- Rogue state diplomacy -- Greedy company diplomacy -- Crazy religion diplomacy -- Dumb public diplomacy.