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
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.