The Practice of Diplomacy
Its Evolution, Theory and Administration, 2nd Edition
Routledge – 2010 – 318 pages
Practice of Diplomacy has become established as a classic text in the study of diplomacy. This much-needed second edition is completely reworked and updated throughout and builds on the strengths of the original text with a strong empirical and historical focus.
Topics new and updated for this edition include:
This text has established itself as a core text in the field of diplomacy and this new edition is absolutely essential reading for students and practitioners of diplomacy.
`It offers a valuable guide to both the tyro-diplomat and to the student of international relations … Written in a clear, brisk style, this is a scholarly work.' - Contemporary Review
1. The Old World 2. The Diplomacy of the Renaissance and the Resident Ambassador 3. The Emergence of the ‘Old Diplomacy’ 4. The ‘Old Diplomacy’ 5. The New Diplomacy 6. Total Diplomacy 7. Global Diplomacy 8. Diplomacy Transformed and Transcended
Keith Hamilton is an historian in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. His most recent publication (co-edited with Patrick Salmon) is Slavery, Diplomacy and Empire: Britain and the Suppression of the Slave Trade, 1807-1975 (2009).
Richard Langhorne is Professor of Global Politics at the University of Buckingham and a Full Professor in the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University, USA. He was formerly Director of Wilton Park, FCO, (1993-1996) and Director of the Centre of International Studies at Cambridge University (1987-1993).