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Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions
Like making war, diplomacy has been around a very long time, at least since the Bronze Age. It was primitive by today's standards, there were few rules, but it was a recognizable form of diplomacy. Since then, diplomacy has evolved greatly, coming to mean different things, to different persons, at different times, ranging from the elegant to the inelegant. Whatever one's definition, few could doubt that the course and consequences of the major events of modern
international diplomacy have shaped and changed the global world in which we live. Joseph M. Siracusa introduces the subject of diplomacy from a historical perspective, providing examples from significant historical phases and episodes to illustrate the art of diplomacy in action.
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His multi-sources book 'Diplomacy' is aimed at the general reader but will be useful to professionals. * Gerry Woodard, Senior Fellow in Political Science at the University of Melbourne and former Austalian Ambassador in Asia * This book will astonish you. * Ian J. Bikerton, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, The University of New South Wales, Australia * It is...a superb coverage of a subject that is often seen as too convoluted or boring to figure out. * Ian J. Bikerton, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, The University of New South Wales, Australia * Joe Siracusa, in concise, lively, beautifully written prose, brings the practice of diplomacy to life with fresh new insights. * Ian J. Bikerton, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, The University of New South Wales, Australia * Siracusa presents a masterly account of diplomacy through analysing well selected issues...Ideal for an undergraduate text. * Sadao Asada, Professor Emeritus of International History, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan * Professor Siracusa provides a lively introduction to diplomacy through the perspective of history. * Gerry Woodard, Senior Fellow in Political Science at the University of Melbourne and former Australaian Ambassador in Asia * ...it will take both the young and experienced through a simple course in the history and practice of diplomacy. * Diplomat *