1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Diplomacy and Statecraft

Edited By

B.J.C. McKercher

ISBN 9780415781107
Published November 10, 2011 by Routledge
524 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

USD $250.00

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Book Description

Despite post-Cold War arguments about their demise, ‘Great Powers’ not only continue to thrive, with lesser Powers they form the basis of the constellation of global politics. This topical new Handbook illustrates how and why the new international order has evolved – and is still evolving – since the end of the Cold War, through the application of diplomacy and statecraft.

Including cutting edge contributions from over 40 scholars, the handbook is structured around seven sections:

  • Context of Diplomacy
  • Great Powers
  • Middle Powers
  • Developing Powers
  • International Organisations and Military Alliances
  • International Economy
  • Issues of Conflict and Co-operation

Through analysis of a wide range of case studies, the Handbook assesses the diplomacy and statecraft of individual powers, offering insights into how they function, their individual perception of national interests and the roles they play in modern statecraft. The contributors also seek to evaluate the organizations and contemporary issues that continue to influence the shaping of the new international order.

A comprehensive survey of diplomacy across the world, this work will be essential reading for scholars and professionals alike.

Table of Contents

Prologue: The International Order and the New Century BJC McKercher  Section 1: The Context of Diplomacy  1. Diplomatic History: A New Appraisal Jeremy Black  2. Theorising Diplomacy Christer Jonsson  Section 2: The Great Powers  3. The United States: The Contemporary World's Indispensable Nation  James M Scott  4. The Foreign Policy of Great Britain Christian Bluth  5. Unravelling the Enigma: Russian Foreign Policy in the 21st Century Jeffrey Mankoff  6. China: Great Power Rising Robert Henderson  7. France: Exercising Power and Influence Across the Ages Paul Vallet  8. German Foreign Policy Mirrored in the Achievements and Shortcomings of Its Chancellors Christian Hacke  9. Japan's Diplomacy and Culture Alexander Bukh  Section 3:Middle Powers  10. Brazil: Making Room at the Main Table Sean W Burges 11. Indian Statecraft Struggles to Come to Terms with India's Rise Harsh V Pant  12. Contemporary Canadian Foreign Policy: A Middle Power in a Great Power World Stephane Roussel  13. The Czech Republic: The Domestic Limits to Foreign Policy Effectiveness Dan Marek and Maichael Baun  14. The Foreign Policy of Turkey Dimitris Keridis  Section 4: Developing Powers  15. Cuban Revolutionary Diplomacy 1959-2009 Carlos Alzugaray  16. Peru: A Model for Latin American Diplomacy and Statecraft Ronald Bruce St John  17. Nigeria: The Foreign Policy of a Putative African Power Cyril Obi  18. Thailand: The Enigma of Bamboo Diplomacy Pavin Chachavalpongpun  19. Indonesia's Foreign Policy after the Cold War Kai He  Section 5: International Organisations and Military Alliances  20. A GLobal Great Power in the Making? The European Union in the Emerging Global Order Rikard Bengtsson  21. The Great Powers and the United Nations Stephen Ryan  22. Reconciling Different Logics of Security Provision: The Case of NATO Alexandra Gheciu  23. New Reigionalism and the African Union Andrew Grant and Thomas Kwasi Tieku  24. The Non-Aligned Movement: Collective Diplomacy of the Global South Jacqueline Ann Braveboy-Wagner  Section 6:The International Economy  25. The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank: The Power of Money? Morten Boas  26. The European Union and the Economic and Financial Crisis Daniela Schwarzer  27. The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and Contemporary International Politics and Economy Houchang Hassan-Yari  28. From Colonies to Collective: ALBA, Latin American Integration, and the Construction of Regional Political Power Larry Cata Backer  29. The G8 and the Move to a Globalised International Economy Andreas Freytag and Leo Wanger  30. The Opposition to the Globalised International Economy Bruno Wuest  Section 7: Issues of Conflict and Co-operation  31. International Arms Control David Mutimer  32. The Strategy Gap: Contemporary Civil-Military Relations and the Use of Military Power Michael Roi  33. The Middle East - Strategic and Military Balance of Power Eyal Zisser  34. The Balance of Power in South Asia  Sumit Ganguly  35. North Korea: The Foreign Policy of a 'Rogue' State Balbina Y. Hwang  36. Failed States: Zimbabwe Jeremy R. Youde  Public Versus Private Power: Non-Governmental Organizations and International Security Jonathan Goodhand and Oliver Walton  38. Soft Powe: Overcoming the Limits of a Concept Kostas Ifantis

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B.J.C. McKercher is Professor of International History and past Chair of War Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada. An expert on interwar international relations, his work centres on Britain as the only global Great Power. Since 2007, he has been editor of Diplomacy & Statecraft.