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2nd Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Diplomacy and Statecraft

Edited By

B.J.C. McKercher

ISBN 9780367860424
Published January 31, 2022 by Routledge
490 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Reflecting the profound changes in international society in the past decade and the challenges that all Powers’ diplomacy and statecraft face, whether opposing or encouraging these changes, this fully revised and updated edition provides a unique multifaceted assessment by experts of the new international order.

Built around the thesis that Great Power rivalry dominated after the end of the Cold War, it examines how this multi-polarity has become more extreme. The Handbook assesses the diplomacy and statecraft of individual powers in seven key sections:

• The Context of Diplomacy

• The Great Powers

• Middle Powers

• Developing Powers

• International Organisations and Military Alliances

• The International Economy

• Issues of Conflict and Co-operation

It shows how diplomacy and statecraft have transformed on issues such as the evolving "America First" strategy; the strengthening of the People’s Republic of China; the growth of non-state actors in foreign policy; the unravelling of international arms control agreements; the aggressive nature of Russian foreign policy; and the emergence of major armed conflicts and the rise of terrorism and armed insurgencies around the world.

It will be of interest to government and non-governmental actors, established scholars and students in the fields of international relations, history, and military studies.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Diplomacy and Statecraft in an Era of Increasing International Anarchy

B.J.C McKercher

Part I The Context of Diplomacy

Chapter 1 The Value of Diplomatic History in a Changing World

Halvard Leira

Chapter 2: Theorising Diplomacy

Christer Jönsson

Part II The Great Powers

Chapter 3: Imperial Recessional: The Erosion of American Predominance during the George W. Bush, Obama, and Trump Administrations

Christopher Layne

Chapter 4: China’s Rise and the New World Order

Baohui Zhang

Chapter 5: Brexit, British Foreign Policy, and Governance

Jamie Gaskarth

Chapter 6: Unravelling the Enigma: Russian Foreign Policy in the Twenty-First Century

Jeffrey Mankoff

Chapter 7: France: A European Middle Power with Still a Global Ambition

Christian Lequesne

Chapter 8: German Foreign Policy and Statecraft since 2000: Regional Hegemon, Global Dwarf?

Klaus Brummer

Chapter 9: Alliance versus Alliance "Plus": Japanese Foreign Policy Post-9/11

Yuki Tatsumi

Part III Middle Powers

Chapter 10: Australian Foreign Policy in the Twenty-First Century

Brendan O’Connor and Danny Cooper

Chapter 11: Changing Contours of Indian Diplomacy under Narendra Modi

Harsh V. Pant

Chapter 12: The End of the Innocence: Canada and the Fading Liberal International Order

Asa McKercher

Chapter 13: Austria’s Foreign Policy in the Early Twenty-first Century: Between Domestic Restraints and an International Agenda

Erwin Schmidl

Chapter 14: Change in Turkey’s Foreign Policy: Global Shifts and Domestic Politics

Meliha Benli Altunışık

Part IV Developing Powers

Chapter 15: Change and Continuity in Cuba’s Foreign Policy

Philip Brenner and Jina Shim

Chapter 16: Peru: A Model for Latin American Diplomacy and Statecraft

Ronald Bruce St John

Chapter 17: Thailand: A Master of Reinvention through Diplomacy

Pavin Chachavalpongpun

Chapter 18: Indonesia's Foreign Policy since Reformasi

Song Xue and Kai He

Part V International Organisations and Military Alliances

Chapter 19: The European Union in International Relations: Great Power under Strain?

Rikard Bengtsson

Chapter 20: Human Rights in an Illiberal World

Andrew S. Thompson and Jennifer Kandjii

Chapter 21: The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and Its Current Challenges

Michael Rühle

Chapter 22: The United States, Israel, and the Conflict over Iran, 2000-2019

Henry Rome

Part VI The International Economy

Chapter 23: The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank: From Institutional Anchors of Liberalism to Geopolitical Rivalry?

Morten Bøås

Chapter 24: The Belt and Road Initiative: Prospects and Pitfalls

Michael Clarke and Matthew Sussex

Chapter 25: Regionalism in the Global South: Understanding the Evolution of Mercosur

Mahrukh Doctor

Chapter 26: The Globalised International Economy: The Need to Rebuild international Co-operation

Andreas Freytag and Leo Wangler

Chapter 27: Measuring Globalisation: Myths, Trends, and Variation across Countries

Steven A. Altman and Caroline R. Bastian

Part VII Issues of Conflict and Co-operation

Chapter 28: The Trump Administration, Nuclear Modernisation, and the Disdain for Arms Control and the Non-Proliferation Regime

Aiden Warren and Joseph Siracusa

Chapter 29: The Return of Great Power Competition and the Importance of Military Statecraft

Michael Roi

Chapter 30: The Middle East – Strategic and Military Balance of Power

Ash Rossiter and Christopher Bolan

Chapter 31: The Balance of Power in South Asia

Sumit Ganguly

Chapter 32: Non-governmental Organisations and International Security: Navigating the New Global (dis)Order

Jonathan Goodhand and Oliver Walton

Chapter 33: Personal Diplomacy

Hendrik Ohnesorge

Chapter 34: From Soft Power to Reputational Security: Rethinking Public Diplomacy and Cultural Diplomacy for a Dangerous Age

Nicholas J. Cull

Chapter 35: Three Strikes and You’re Out? Implications of "Hyper-Globalisation," the Coronavirus, and the New Cold War for the Future of Multilateralism

David G. Haglund

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B.J.C. McKercher, FRHistS, is Professor of International History at the University of Victoria, Canada and, since 2007, the editor of the journal, Diplomacy & Statecraft.