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Making Diplomacy Work
Intelligent Innovation for the Modern World



February 2015 | 416 pages | CQ Press
Making Diplomacy Work: Intelligent Innovation for the Modern World is a critical and comprehensive survey of how diplomacy works. While most discussions of diplomatic reform stop short of proposing concrete ideas to make diplomacy work better, this text suggests doable initiatives that could make diplomacy more versatile, more attuned to modern realities, and more capable of confronting the shared problems that no state can solve on its own. It takes a fresh look at the practice of diplomacy, sets its achievements and failures in a contemporary context, and analyzes the major factors that have changed the way it is conducted.  The book is built on the premise that diplomacy must adapt some of its ritualistic and stale procedures to become more effective in the modern world, given the growing number of international actors, the expansion of global non-governmental organizations, and the continuing communications and information revolution. Providing a thorough examination of current issues from a diplomatic perspective, it offers an extensive array of real-world examples and case studies, including the United Nations during the Iraq crises, the efforts to ”state-build” in Afghanistan, and the public diplomacy results of the Shanghai World Expo 2010. Paul Webster Hare brings decades of diplomatic experience to this title; it is a must-have volume for any student of diplomacy.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
Introduction
 
About the Author
 
Chapter 1: Diplomacy in History
The Building Blocks of Modern Diplomacy

 
Diplomacy and Collective Action

 
Revolutions, Wars, and the Changing World

 
States and Leaders Decline

 
Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

 
Suggestions for Further Reading

 
 
Chapter 2: Who Are the Diplomats and How Do They Operate?
The Evolution of the Diplomatic Cadre

 
The Use of Intelligence

 
Professionals or Politicians?

 
Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities

 
The VCDR and VCCR

 
What Is Changing In Diplomats’ Behavior?

 
Diplomatic Asylum

 
Case Studies

 
… And Personally

 
Suggestions for Further Reading

 
 
Chapter 3: The Institutions of Bilateral Diplomacy – Precedence, Protocol, Ministries, Embassies
Ministries

 
The Modern Ministries of Foreign Affairs

 
Examples of Ministries of Foreign Affairs in Action

 
Roles of Embassies and Consulates

 
Embassies Losing Their Grip?

 
How Are Embassies Staffed?

 
New and Old Tasks

 
Competition

 
The Future of Diplomatic Missions

 
Case Studies – How Embassies Operate

 
Nevertheless Useful

 
Suggestions for Further Reading

 
 
Chapter 4: The Institutions of Multilateral Diplomacy
The United Nations

 
The Charter of the United Nations

 
The Organs of the UN

 
The Security Council

 
ESOSOC

 
International Court Of Justice

 
The UN Secretariat

 
Diplomats and the UN

 
The UN’s Development

 
Different Worlds: Different UN

 
Case Studies: The Charter And The UNSCR: The Iraq Crises of 1990-2001 and 2003

 
Following Diplomatic and Military Success: New Tasks

 
UNSCOM and UNMOVIC Success

 
Conclusion

 
Suggestions for Further Reading

 
 
Chapter 5: Regional Diplomacy and the Gs. The Rise of Summitry
The Non-Aligned Movement

 
The European Union

 
Special Competencies

 
The EU and Domestic Policies

 
The EU Institutions: A Modern Crisis of Supranational Diplomacy?

 
Is Accountability a Part of the EU?

 
The EU’s Success in Diplomacy

 
The EU as a Diplomatic Service

 
The EU Case Studies

 
The EU Case Studies

 
The African Union

 
Asean

 
Latin America

 
Other Regions

 
Other Groups

 
Summits and the Gs

 
Innovation from Groups

 
Issue Groups

 
Suggestions for Further Reading

 
 
Chapter 6: Negotiations
Framing an Issue

 
The Raw Material of Diplomatic Negotiations

 
Culture

 
Elements Required For Success: Pre-Negotiations

 
Mediation

 
Strategy and Progress

 
Case Study: The INF Negotiation 1980-1987

 
Continuous Negotiation

 
Case Study: Negotiation in Cuba

 
Suggestions for Further Reading

 
 
Chapter 7: Public Diplomacy
Public Diplomacy in the Past

 
Propaganda?

 
Public Diplomacy for Today’s World

 
Effective Public Diplomacy

 
Public Diplomacy in Practice

 
Conclusions and Case Studies

 
Unlimited Ideas

 
Suggestions for Further Reading

 
 
Chapter 8: Public Goods: Treaties and International Law
Treaties

 
Laws, Rules, and Diplomacy

 
War and Its Rules

 
The United Nations

 
Genocide

 
Terrorism

 
Human Rights

 
Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

 
Climate Change

 
World Trade/World Finance

 
Diplomacy and Law: The Problem of Enforcement and Implementation

 
Suggestions for Further Reading

 
 
Chapter 9: The New Diplomatic Agenda: The Challenges for Diplomatic Reform
Why Reform?

 
Diplomatic Priorities

 
The New Agenda – Corruption

 
Decline of Sovereign States

 
The New Agenda? Diplomacy Steps Up

 
Diplomatic Reform

 
Sovereign Wealth Funds

 
Development Assistance in the Diplomatic Agenda

 
Case Study of the New Agenda – Nation Building in Afghanistan

 
Conclusion

 
Suggestions for Further Reading

 
 
Chapter 10: The Non-State Actors: Global Citizens and Global Diplomacy
The Globalization of Identity – The International Community?

 
The Non-State Actors

 
Global Citizens?

 
States and Non-States in Diplomacy

 
Beyond States – The Non-State Advantage?

 
The Battle Of Ideas – States v. Non-States?

 
Common Need: Common Reform

 
Case Study – Haiti and the Earthquake – State and Non-State, The Republic Of NGOs, The Alms

 
Merchant

 
Conclusion

 
Haiti and Rwanda

 
Suggestions for Further Reading

 
 
Chapter 11: The Continuing Information and Communication Revolution – Awaiting the Response of Diplomacy
The ICR and E-Diplomacy

 
International Chatter

 
The ICR and A Shrinking World

 
Diplomacy and the Apps

 
Oh – And What about Radio and Television?

 
Global Governance of the ICR

 
The Positives and Negatives For Diplomacy – Communications Unlocks Potential And Produces

 
New Weapons

 
Communications: It’s A Small World: The Global Whistle Blower and Global Activism

 
Conclusion

 
Suggestions for Further Reading

 
 
Chapter 12: Diplomacy in 2025
Diplomacy in 1945

 
The Reassertion of Diplomacy

 
Diplomacy Still Valid for 2025

 
Looking At the Future – The Issue of Stovepipes

 
Complex Issues or Inadequate Diplomacy?

 
The Forums for Discussion

 
Permanent Crises

 
Future Crises

 
Intelligent, Versatile, Resourceful: The Diplomat In 2025

 
Suggestions for Further Reading

 
 
Chapter 13: Diplomacy for the Ages
15 Ideas to Raise Diplomacy’s Batting Average

 
Final Thoughts

 

"A superb and compelling treatment of diplomacy's evolution as a dynamic institution. Hare provides an unvarnished look at diplomacy's continued relevance as well as its severe challenges in a world populated by diverse actors, including governments, companies, and NGOs. An essential primer for anyone entering this ancient and noble profession."

Dr. Parag Khanna
author, How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance

Making Diplomacy Work is extremely comprehensive; it is clearly written by someone who has direct first-person experience in the practice of diplomacy. It covers territory that I have not seen in other textbooks. This is a welcomed addition to the textbook landscape.”

Marcus Holmes
Fordham University – Rose Hill

“The case studies are excellent and add a great deal to the book. The author's discussions about his own experience as a diplomat are also quite interesting. The author is clearly an accomplished expert in his field.”

Aaron Zack
CUNY Baruch College
Key features

KEY FEATURES:

  • A thorough survey of the diplomatic practice provides complete course material for undergraduate and graduate study, including numerous contemporary examples and suggestions for further reading
  • Inspires students to make a critical appraisal of all aspects of diplomacy and to explore avenues that could make diplomacy more productive for the modern world
  • Real-world case studies show diplomacy at work
  • A chapter devoted to public diplomacy, which targets average residents of foreign nations, explains its necessity and the ways it is accomplished
  • Includes an evaluation of the impact and growing presence of new technologies in modern diplomacy
  • Final chapters look to the future of diplomacy, with the author’s suggestions for improvement, including “15 Steps to Raise Diplomacy's Batting Average”

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 2


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