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Modern Diplomacy in Practice

  • Robert Hutchings
  • Jeremi Suri
  • Offers an unprecedented and timely analysis of top foreign diplomatic services from a global perspective

  • Analyses the ‘diplomatic cultures’ of the most powerful international players and how in turn that influences their foreign policies

  • Identifies new trends and best practices across different diplomatic services and how these institutions respond, react and learn from one another

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Maria Pereyra-Vera, Daniel Jimenez, Robert Hutchings
    Pages 1-20
  3. Michael Deegan, Joel Keralis, Robert Hutchings
    Pages 21-41
  4. Bryce Block, Catherine Cousar, Jeremi Suri
    Pages 43-57
  5. Marne Sutten, Catherine Cousar, Robert Hutchings
    Pages 59-79
  6. Leena Warsi, Joshua Orme, Jeremi Suri
    Pages 81-98
  7. Kazushi Minami
    Pages 99-123
  8. Jessica Terry, Zachary Reeves, Jeremi Suri
    Pages 125-141
  9. Zuli Nigeeryasin, Evan W. Burt, Jeremi Suri
    Pages 143-159
  10. Adam Crawford, Annika Rettstadt, Robert Hutchings
    Pages 161-188
  11. Ronald McMullen
    Pages 189-224
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 225-241

About this book

Introduction

This book, the first comprehensive comparative study ever undertaken, surveys and compares the world’s ten largest diplomatic services: those of Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Russia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Chapters cover the distinctive histories and cultures of the services, their changing role in foreign policy making, and their preparations for the new challenges of the twenty-first century. 

Robert Hutchings is Professor and former Dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. His combined academic and diplomatic career has included service as Chairman of the National Intelligence Council, Director for Europe with the National Security Council, and Special Adviser to the Secretary of State, with the rank of ambassador. He is the author and editor of six books.

Jeremi Suri holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, USA, where he is Professor in the Department of History and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. Professor Suri is the author and editor of nine books on history, international relations, and political leadership, and hosts a weekly podcast, “This is Democracy.”

Keywords

diplomacy foreign policy international relations foreign service negotiation strategy

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Hutchings
    • 1
  • Jeremi Suri
    • 2
  1. 1.Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public AffairsThe University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA
  2. 2.Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public AffairsThe University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

About the editors

Robert Hutchings is Professor and former Dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. His combined academic and diplomatic career has included service as Chairman of the National Intelligence Council, Director for Europe with the National Security Council, and Special Adviser to the Secretary of State, with the rank of ambassador. He is the author and editor of six books.

Jeremi Suri holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, USA, where he is Professor in the Department of History and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. Professor Suri is the author and editor of nine books on history, international relations, and political leadership, and hosts a weekly podcast, “This is Democracy."

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Reviews

“An invaluable resource that illuminates not only the state of modern diplomacy, but also the prospects for its renewal in this moment of global testing.” (Ambassador William J. Burns, President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)

“Foreign policy experts and readers broadly interested in the geopolitics of the early XXI Century will find Modern Diplomacy in Practice an informative and insightful guide to today´s multipolar international scenario. As a career diplomat, I fully subscribe to the conclusion that the need for diplomacy has never been greater in order to sustain a functioning international system.” (Ambassador Antonio Patriota, former Foreign Minister of Brazil)

“This comparative analysis of foreign services comes at the right time. For practitioners and students of diplomacy alike it is essential to know how select services have developed over time and how they react to current challenges like globalization and digitalization.” (Ambassador Emily Haber, German Ambassador to the United States)

“At a time when diplomacy is more important than ever, this helpful and important volume explores its strengths and weaknesses as deployed by major states. Sadly, many countries including the US, underfund this vital power resource.” (Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Harvard University, and author of Do Morals Matter? Presidents and Foreign Policy from FDR to Trump)