Global Diplomacy

An Introduction to Theory and Practice

  • Thierry Balzacq
  • Frédéric Charillon
  • Frédéric Ramel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Thierry Balzacq, Frédéric Charillon, Frédéric Ramel
    Pages 1-16
  3. Places and Vectors of Diplomacy in the Twentieth Century

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Alice Pannier
      Pages 19-33
    3. Franck Petiteville, Delphine Placidi-Frot
      Pages 35-47
    4. Stéphane Paquin
      Pages 49-61
    5. Christian Lechervy
      Pages 63-77
    6. Valérie Rosoux
      Pages 97-109
    7. Thierry Balzacq
      Pages 111-122
  4. The Actors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Christian Lequesne
      Pages 125-138
    3. Cédric Groulier, Simon Tordjman
      Pages 139-153
    4. Stephanie C. Hofmann, Olivier Schmitt
      Pages 155-166
    5. Benjamin Puybareau, Renaud Takam Talom
      Pages 167-181
    6. Auriane Guilbaud
      Pages 183-194
    7. Pierre Grosser
      Pages 195-208
  5. Sectors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Laurence Badel
      Pages 211-226
    3. Marie-Christine Kessler
      Pages 227-237
    4. Amandine Orsini
      Pages 239-251
    5. Elise Rousseau, Achille Sommo Pende
      Pages 253-266
    6. Frédéric Charillon, Thierry Balzacq, Frédéric Ramel
      Pages 267-278
    7. Maud Quessard
      Pages 279-295
    8. Frédéric Ramel, Thierry Balzacq, Frédéric Charillon
      Pages 307-314
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 315-344

About this book


This volume brings together different and transdisciplinary approaches to diplomacy both as an institution and a practice. The authors examine diplomacy from their own backgrounds and through sociological traditions, which shape the study of international relations (IR) in Francophone countries. The volume’s global character articulates the Francophone intellectual concerns with a variety of scholarships on diplomacy, providing a first contact with this subfield of IR for students and practitioners.

Thierry Balzacq is Professor of Political Science at Sciences Po, Paris, and Researcher at the Centre for International Studies (CERI Sciences Po), France.

Frédéric Charillon is Professor of Political Science at Université Clermont Auvergne (UCA), and Coordinator for International Studies at ENA (French National School of Administration), France.

Frédéric Ramel is Professor of Political Science at Sciences Po, Paris, and Researcher at the Centre for International Studies (CERI Sciences Po), France.


diplomacy bilateral and multilateral relations digital diplomacy negotiation and mediation environmental diplomacy economic and business diplomacy

Editors and affiliations

  • Thierry Balzacq
    • 1
  • Frédéric Charillon
    • 2
  • Frédéric Ramel
    • 3
  1. 1.Sciences PoParisFrance
  2. 2.University of Clermont AuvergneClermont-FerrandFrance
  3. 3.Sciences PoParisFrance

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