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Routledge New Diplomacy Studies

About the Series

This new series publishes theoretically challenging and empirically authoritative studies of the traditions, functions, paradigms and institutions of modern diplomacy. Taking a comparative approach, the New Diplomacy Studies series aims to advance research on international diplomacy, publishing innovative accounts of how “old” and 'new' diplomats help steer international conduct between anarchy and hegemony, handle demands for international stability vs. international justice, facilitate transitions between international orders, and address global governance challenges. Dedicated to the exchange of different scholarly perspectives, the series aims to be a forum for inter-paradigm and inter-disciplinary debates, and an opportunity for dialogue between scholars and practitioners.

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Secret Diplomacy Concepts, Contexts and Cases

Secret Diplomacy: Concepts, Contexts and Cases

1st Edition

Edited By Corneliu Bjola, Stuart Murray
June 16, 2017

This volume investigates secret diplomacy with the aim of understanding its role in shaping foreign policy. Recent events, including covert intelligence gathering operations, accusations of spying, and the leaking of sensitive government documents, have demonstrated that secrecy endures as a ...

Chinese Public Diplomacy The Rise of the Confucius Institute

Chinese Public Diplomacy: The Rise of the Confucius Institute

1st Edition

By Falk Hartig
February 27, 2017

This book presents the first comprehensive analysis of Confucius Institutes (CIs), situating them as a tool of public diplomacy in the broader context of China’s foreign affairs. The study establishes the concept of public diplomacy as the theoretical framework for analysing CIs. By ...

Global Cities, Governance and Diplomacy The Urban Link

Global Cities, Governance and Diplomacy: The Urban Link

1st Edition

By Michele Acuto
August 26, 2016

This book illustrates the importance of global cities for world politics and highlights the diplomatic connections between cities and global governance. While there is a growing body of literature concerned with explaining the transformations of the international order, little theorisation has ...

Diplomacy and Security Community-Building EU Crisis Management in the Western Mediterranean

Diplomacy and Security Community-Building: EU Crisis Management in the Western Mediterranean

1st Edition

By Niklas Bremberg
October 05, 2015

This book contributes to the ongoing debate in IR on the role of security communities and formulates a new mechanism-based analytical framework. It argues that the question we need to ask is how security communities work at a time when armed conflicts among states have become significantly less ...

International Law, New Diplomacy and Counterterrorism An interdisciplinary study of legitimacy

International Law, New Diplomacy and Counterterrorism: An interdisciplinary study of legitimacy

1st Edition

By Steven J. Barela
September 10, 2015

This interdisciplinary book explores how terrorism is meant to target a government’s legitimacy, and advocates for sounder defensive measures when countering international attacks. The dramatic increase in global cooperation throughout the twentieth century—between international organisations ...

Iran's Nuclear Diplomacy Power politics and conflict resolution

Iran's Nuclear Diplomacy: Power politics and conflict resolution

1st Edition

By Bernd Kaussler
May 22, 2015

This book examines the dynamics of relations and the substance of the negotiations between the international community and Iran over the latter's nuclear programme. Iran’s nuclear programme and the alleged threat to international peace and security remains one of the most important issues in the ...

Digital Diplomacy Theory and Practice

Digital Diplomacy: Theory and Practice

1st Edition

By Corneliu Bjola, Marcus Holmes
March 19, 2015

This book analyses digital diplomacy as a form of change management in international politics. The recent spread of digital initiatives in foreign ministries is often argued to be nothing less than a revolution in the practice of diplomacy. In some respects this revolution is long overdue. Digital...

Theory and Practice of Paradiplomacy Subnational Governments in International Affairs

Theory and Practice of Paradiplomacy: Subnational Governments in International Affairs

1st Edition

By Alexander Kuznetsov
September 16, 2014

This book examines and systematises the theoretical dimensions of paradiplomacy - the role of subnational governments in international relations. Throughout the world, subnational governments play an active role in international relations by participating in international trade, cultural missions ...

Dismantling the Iraqi Nuclear Programme The Inspections of the International Atomic Energy Agency, 1991–1998

Dismantling the Iraqi Nuclear Programme: The Inspections of the International Atomic Energy Agency, 1991–1998

1st Edition

By Gudrun Harrer
January 10, 2014

This book is an authoritative account of the nuclear weapons inspections regime in Iraq from 1991 to 1998. Without a proper understanding of those years, the 2003 US invasion of Iraq after a futile WMD search remain unintelligible. In the 1990s, after adapting to a completely new kind of intrusive...

New Public Diplomacy in the 21st Century A Comparative Study of Policy and Practice

New Public Diplomacy in the 21st Century: A Comparative Study of Policy and Practice

1st Edition

By James Pamment
February 27, 2014

This book examines the concept of new public diplomacy against empirical data derived from three country case studies, in order to offer a systematic assessment of policy and practice in the early 21st century. The new public diplomacy (PD) is a major paradigm shift in international political ...

Transatlantic Relations and Modern Diplomacy An interdisciplinary examination

Transatlantic Relations and Modern Diplomacy: An interdisciplinary examination

1st Edition

Edited By Sudeshna Roy, Dana Cooper, Brian Murphy
November 28, 2013

This book explores the transatlantic relationship between the US and Europe from multiple perspectives and disciplines. Since the end of the Cold War, a multi-polar world has replaced the dual power economic and political stranglehold previously shared by the US and Russia. Amid the shift in power ...

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