The study of diplomacy - in many respects the 'engine room' of international relations - has been marked by a revitalisation in recent years. This three-volume collection is the first to bring together the seminal writings in the field to provide a unique reference work on this essential institution for the conduct of international affairs.
The volumes include an introduction by Joensson and Langhorne followed by sixty selections thematically organised across three volumes: Theory of Diplomacy, History of Diplomacy, and Problems and Issues in Contemporary Diplomacy.
The result is an unparalleled resource that combines broad coverage of the subject with both historical depth and contemporary relevance.
Volume 1: introduces and reviews classic and contemporary definitional questions surrounding the study of diplomacy and theories of the origin and functions of diplomacy.
Volume 2: reviews the evolution from 'Old' to 'New' diplomacy through more than three millennia. Contributions span key eras of diplomacy from the earliest diplomatic records through Renaissance Italy to the development of the European state system and the aftermath of war.
Volume 3: focuses on areas of change, continuity and challenge in the current context and practice of diplomacy. Contributions address the contending debates around a perceived decline or crisis of diplomacy on the one hand, and the emergence of new, non-state, actors, modes and means of contemporary diplomacy, on the other.
The SAGE Library of International Relations is a new series of major works that will bring together the most influential and field-defining articles, both classical and contemporary, in a number of key areas of research and inquiry in International Relations.
Each multi-volume set will represent a collection of the essential published works collated from the foremost publications in the field by an Editor or Editorial Team of renowned international stature.
They will also include a full introduction, presenting a rationale for the selection and mapping out the discipline's past, present and likely future.
This series is designed to be a 'gold standard' for university libraries throughout the world with an interest in International Relations.
VOLUME ONE: THEORY OF DIPLOMACY Fran[ci]cois de Calli[gr]eres and Diplomatic Theory - Maurice Keens-Soper Diplomacy and The Language and Forms of Diplomatic Intercourse - Ernest Satow The Development of Diplomatic Theory - Harold Nicolson Diplomacy - Hans J Morgenthau Diplomacy and International Order - Hedley Bull The English School on Diplomacy - Iver B Neumann Diplomatic History and International Relations Theory - Colin Elman and Miriam Fendius Elman Respecting Differences and Crossing Boundaries Patterns of Diplomacy - Johan Galtung and Mari Holmbue Ruge A Study of Recruitment and Career Patterns in Norwegian Diplomacy Patterns of Representation in National Capitals and Intergovernmental Organizations - Chadwick Alger and Steven J Brams Diplomacy and International Society - Alan James For Diplomacy - Paul Sharp Representation and the Study of International Relations Diplomacy and Domestic Politics - Robert D Putnam The Logic of Two-Level Games Diplomacy as Theatre - Raymond Cohen Mediating Estrangement - James Der Derian A Theory for Diplomacy Diplomatic Representations... or Who Framed the Ambassadors? - Costas M Constantinou Ultimata and Coercive Diplomacy - Paul Gordon Lauren States, Firms and Diplomacy - Susan Strange Multilateralism - Diplomatic and Otherwise - Inis L Claude Jr Global Conference Diplomacy and International Policy-Making - Volker Rittberger The Case of the UN-Sponsored World Conferences Communication - Christer J[um]onsson and Martin Hall An Essential Aspect of Diplomacy VOLUME TWO: HISTORY OF DIPLOMACY Diplomacy in Western Asia in the Early Second Millennium BC - Joan M Munn-Rankin The Great Tradition - Raymond Cohen The Spread of Democracy in the Ancient World The States System of Hellas - Martin Wight Strategic Thinking of Kautilya and Sun Zi - Giri Deshingkar Chinese Interstate Intercourse before 700BC - Roswell Britton The Principles and Methods of Byzantine Diplomacy - Dimitri Obolensky Information, Disinformation and Delay in Byzantine Diplomacy - Jonathan Shepard Diplomacy in the Roman World (c500 BC-AD 235) - Brian Campbell Western European Diplomacy - Donald E Queller The First Resident Embassies - Garrett Mattingly Medieval Italian Origins of Modern Diplomacy The Ambassadors of Early Modern Europe - Charles Carter Patterns of Diplomatic Representation in Early Seventeen Century The 'New Diplomacy' of the Eighteenth Century - Felix Gilbert The Establishment of the Idea and Practice of the International Conference 1648-1830 - Richard Langhorne Ottoman Diplomacy and the European State System - J C Hurewitz The Regulation of Diplomatic Practice - Richard Langhorne The Beginnings to the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations Diplomacy Then and Now - Harold Nicolson Establishing International Organizations - Richard Langhorne The Politics of the State Visit - Erik Goldstein Revolutionary Diplomacy - David Armstrong Old and New Diplomacy - Sasson Sofer A Debate Revisited VOLUME THREE: PROBLEMS AND ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY DIPLOMACY The Transformation of Diplomacy at the Threshold of the New Millennium - Rik Coolsaet Full Circle - Richard Langhorne New Principles and Old Consequences in the Modern Diplomatic System 'Polylateralism' and the New Modes of Global Dialogue - Geoffrey Wiseman Who Needs Diplomats? The Problem of Diplomatic Representation - Paul Sharp Governments, Non-Governmental Organizations and the Re-Calibration of Diplomacy - Andrew Cooper and Brian Hocking Diplomacy in the Media Age - Eytan Gilboa Three Models of Uses and Effects Diplomatic Signaling in the Television Age - Christer J[um]onsson The Lure of Summitry - David H Dunn International Dialogue at the Highest Level Diplomacy after Death - G R Berridge The Rise of the Working Funeral Summit Diplomacy Coming of Age - Jan Melissen Two-Track Diplomacy - Karin Aggestam Negotiations Between Israel and the PLO Through Open and Secret Channels Diplomacy by Other Means - Mark Leonard Sport Diplomacy Between the United States and Iran - H E Chehabi UN Conferences and Constructivist Governance of the Environment - Peter M Haas Endgame at the Kennedy Round - Donna Lee A Case Study of Multilateral Economic Diplomacy Diplomacy without a State - Michael Bruter The External Delegations of the European Commission Preparing for European Diplomacy? - Simon W Duke Current Developments in Diplomacy - Richard Langhorne Who Are the Diplomats Now? Making Sense of Citizen Diplomats - Paul Sharp Globalization and Diplomacy - Strobe Talbott A Practitioner's Perpsective