Following on from where 2004's widely acclaimed three-volume SAGE collection, Diplomacy (ed. Jonsson & Langhorne) left off, this new four-volume major work takes a new look at a subject which has matured and developed significantly over the past decade. With the rise of India, China and Brazil as well as of the global south, diplomacy's history looks different. Significant shifts have prompted scholars in the field to reconsider the historical sequences that are relevant to an understanding of what diplomacy is today, and where it may be heading. Increased mediazation of global politics and diplomacy has prompted an exponential growth in literature on public diplomacy.
This collection has been carefully structured so that each volume gives the reader an overview of the literature on a new area of development in the study of diplomacy:
Volume One: Diplomatic institutions
Volume Two: Diplomacy in a Multicultural World
Volume Three: The Pluralisation of Diplomacy - Changing Actors, Developing Arenas and New Issues
Volume Four: Public Diplomacy
VOLUME ONE: DIPLOMATIC INSTITUTIONS PART ONE: BEGINNINGS The Primitive 'Diplomats' - Ragnar Numelin The Roman Rolls of Edward II as a Source of Administrative and Diplomatic Practice in the Early 14th Century - Barbara Bombi Prudence and Experience - Daniela Frigo Ambassadors and Political Culture in Early Modern Italy Early Modern Diplomatic Ceremonial - William Roosen A Systems Approach The Failed Gift - Jan Hennings Ceremony and Gift-Giving in Anglo-Russian Relations, 1662-1664 PART TWO: FROM INSTITUTIONS TO ORGANIZATIONS Judges, Merchants and Envoys - Halvard Leira and Iver B. Neumann The Growth and Development of the Consular Institution The French Political Academy, 1712 - H.M.A Keens-Soper A School for Ambassadors The Concert of Europe - Richard Elrod A Fresh Look at an International System Introduction - Brian Hocking Foreign Ministries: Redefining the Gatekeeper Role Petticoat Diplomacy - Helen McCarthy The Admission of Women to the British Foreign Service Conclusion - Paul Sharp and Geoffrey Wiseman The Diplomatic Corps' Role in Constituting International Society On the Origins of 'Parliamentary Diplomacy' - Norbert Goetz Scandinavian 'Bloc Politics' and Delegation Policy in the League of Nations Eyes on the Prize - David Malone The Quest for Non-Permanent Seats on the United Nations Security Council Consensus Making in the United Nations Security Council - Niels Nagelhus Schia How Informal Processes may Enforce Inequality Between the Memberstates VOLUME TWO: DIPLOMACY IN A MULTICULTURAL WORLD PART ONE: THE ACKNOWLEDGED LEGACY Euro-Centric Diplomacy - Iver B. Neumann Challenging but Manageable The Language of Kinship Diplomacy - Christopher Jones Passing on Political Information between Major Powers - Nicolas Drocourt The Key Role of Ambassadors between Byzantium and Some of Its Neighbours PART TWO: THE UNACKNOWLEDGED LEGACY A Neighbourless Empire? The Forgotten Diplomatic Tradition of Imperial China - Bjornar Sverdrup-Thygeson The Mongol Orders of Submission to European Powers, 1245-1255 - Eric Voegelin The Letters of Eljigidei, H leg and Abaqa - Denise Aigle Mongol Overtures or Christian Ventriloquism? Another Look at the Function of Wampum in Iroquois-White Councils - Michael Foster Gender, Politics and Diplomacy - James Daybell Women, News and Intelligence Networks in Elizabethan England Diplomatic History as a Field for Cultural Analysis - Christian Windler Muslim-Christian Relations in Tunis, 1700-1840 A Case Study of the Construction of International Hierarchy - Edward Keene British Treaty-Making against the Slave Trade in the Early 19th Century PART THREE: THE LIVED-DOWN CHALLENGES Thomas Jefferson and American Foreign Policy - Robert Tucker and David Hendrickson Distinctive Characteristics of American Diplomacy - Geoffrey Wiseman 'The Reign of the Charlatans Is Over' - Linda Frey and Marsha Frey The French Revolutionary Attack on Diplomatic Practice Soviet Diplomacy: G.V. Chicherin, Peoples Commissar for Foreign Affairs, 1918-1930 - Theodore Von Laue Mullah Zaeef and Taliban Diplomacy - Paul Sharp An English-School Approach VOLUME THREE: THE PLURALIZATION OF DIPLOMACY - CHANGING ACTORS, DEVELOPING ARENAS AND NEW ISSUES PART ONE: THE ACTORS AND ARENAS Territorial Order and Collective-Identity Tensions in Confucian Asia - Alexander Woodside China, Vietnam, Korea The Return of the Standard of Civilization - David Fidler On Homo-Diplomacy - Costas Constantinou Reading Habermas in Anarchy - Jennifer Mitzen Multilateral Diplomacy and Global Public Spheres The New Diplomacy - John Robert Kelley Evolution of a Revolution On the Normalization of Sub-State Diplomacy - Noe Cornago Foreign Policy According to Freud - William Davidson and Joseph Montville European Union Diplomacy - Rebecca Adler-Nissen Late Sovereign Diplomacy Grab a Phaser, Ambassador - Iver B. Neumann Diplomacy in Star Trek PART TWO: ISSUES The New Media and Transparency - Steven Livingston What Are the Consequences for Diplomacy? Media Impact on Diplomatic Practice - Christina Archetti An Evolutionary Model of Change Navigating the Global Health Terrain - David Fidler Mapping Global Health Diplomacy Diplomacy and the Polio Immunization Boycott In Northern Nigeria - Judith Kaufmann and Harley Feldbaum Summit Theatre - Carl Death Exemplary Governmentality and Environmental Diplomacy in Johannesburg and Copenhagen Change in Consular Assistance and the Emergence of Consular Diplomacy - Maaike Okano-Heijmans VOLUME FOUR: PUBLIC DIPLOMACY PART ONE: THEORETICAL AND CONCEPTUAL ISSUES Public Relations and Public Diplomacy - Benno Signitzer and Timothy Coombs Conceptual Convergences Branding Territory - Peter Van Ham Inside the Wonderful Worlds of Public Relations and Industrial Relations Theory Wielding Soft Power - Jan Melissen The New Public Diplomacy Advancing the New Public Diplomac - Kathy Fitzpatrick A Public-Relations Perspective Searching for a Theory of Public Diplomacy - Eytan Gilboa Moving from Monologue to Dialogue to Collaboration - Geoffrey Cowan and Amelia Arsenault The Three Layers of Public Diplomacy PART TWO: EMERGING ISSUES AND THE PUBLIC DIPLOMACY OF GREAT AND SMALL American Public Diplomacy - Bruce Gregory Enduring Characteristics, Elusive Transformation Public Diplomacy and the Rise of Chinese Soft Power - Yiwei Wang Public Diplomacy in Small and Medium-Sized States - Josef Batora Norway and Canada Web 2.0 and Public Diplomacy - Hannes Richter Pigman Public Diplomacy, Place-Branding and Investment-Promotion in Ambiguous Sovereignty Situations - Geoffrey Allen The Cook Islands as a Best Practice Case Music for the Jilted Generation - Ali Fisher Open Source Public Diplomacy Consuls for Hire - Geoffrey Allen Pigman and Anthony Deos Private Actors, Public Diplomacy PART THREE: THE WAY FORWARD What Became of the New Public Diplomacy? Recent Developments in British, United States and Swedish Public Diplomacy Policy and Evaluation Methods - James Pamment Beyond the New Public Diplomacy - Jan Melissen