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.
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Chapter 1: Diplomacy in History
Chapter 2: Who Are the Diplomats and How Do They Operate?
Chapter 3: The Institutions of Bilateral Diplomacy – Precedence, Protocol, Ministries, Embassies
Chapter 4: The Institutions of Multilateral Diplomacy
Chapter 5: Regional Diplomacy and the Gs. The Rise of Summitry
Chapter 6: Negotiations
Chapter 7: Public Diplomacy
Chapter 8: Public Goods: Treaties and International Law
Chapter 9: The New Diplomatic Agenda: The Challenges for Diplomatic Reform
Chapter 10: The Non-State Actors: Global Citizens and Global Diplomacy
Chapter 11: The Continuing Information and Communication Revolution – Awaiting the Response of Diplomacy
Chapter 12: Diplomacy in 2025
Chapter 13: Diplomacy for the Ages