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The SAGE Handbook of Diplomacy provides a major thematic overview of Diplomacy and its study that is theoretically and historically informed and in sync with the current and future needs of diplomatic practice . Original contributions from a brilliant team of global experts are organised into four thematic sections: Section One: Diplomatic Concepts & Theories Section Two: Diplomatic Institutions Section Three: Diplomatic Relations Section Four: Types of Diplomatic Engagement

Diplomatic Agency
Diplomatic agency
Rebecca Adler-Nissen
Introduction

Politicians often complain about the passivity of diplomats. John F. Kennedy grumbled that US diplomats never came up with any new ideas: ‘the State Department is a bowl of jelly’ (Sofer 2001: 107). In contrast to ...

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