© 1996

Diplomacy at the Highest Level

The Evolution of International Summitry

  • David H. Dunn

Part of the Studies in Diplomacy book series (STD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The Evolution of Summitry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David H. Dunn
      Pages 3-22
    3. Erik Goldstein
      Pages 23-37
  3. Institutionalized Summits

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. J. D. Armstrong
      Pages 41-52
    3. Michael Andersen, Theo Farrell
      Pages 67-87
    4. Bill Park
      Pages 88-105
    5. G. R. Berridge
      Pages 106-117
    6. James Mayall
      Pages 118-131
    7. Richard Hodder-Williams
      Pages 132-146
  4. One-Off or Ad Hoc Summits

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. John Lanchberry
      Pages 220-243
  5. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. David H. Dunn
      Pages 247-268

About this book


Diplomacy at the Highest Level provides the first comprehensive analysis of the theory and practice of international summitry. The implications of the increased involvement of political leaders in international diplomacy is analyzed through case-studies of specific meetings and types of summit representing a broad historical, geographic and political spectrum. The volume also explains the development of high-level meetings from pre-modern times until the present day, the increase in summitry in the twentieth century and the advantages and disadvantages of summits for international politics and diplomacy.


Diplomacy Europe international politics

Editors and affiliations

  • David H. Dunn
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BirminghamUK

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