Diplomacy Theory and Practice

ISBN-10: 0230229603

ISBN-13: 9780230229600

Edition: 4th 2010 (Revised)

Authors: G. R. Berridge

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List price: $43.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 1/14/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 282
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836

Frank is a product of a University of Illinois engineering education and over forty-eight years of industrial and consultation experience. He founded his own company to specialize in configuration management with specific expertise in product release, change control and bills of material and other engineering documentation control issues. Formally a Director of Engineering Services, Director of Operations and a Director of Manufacturing Engineering, Frank has also managed Configuration Management, Cost Estimating, Industrial Engineering, Test Engineering, Pilot Production and Repair Operations. He has contributed as a Design Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Systems Analyst and Project Manager. Frank has guided the development of the engineering change control process at many companies and made significant contributions toward improving the new product release process, installed MRP/ERP systems, new numbering systems, helped companies attain a single BOM database and guided reengineering of the CM processes. His industrial experience was with Caterpillar, Collins Radio, Control Data, Storage Technology, UFE and Archive. He has presented seminars on the subject to over 3,500 product manufacturing people. He is an NDIA Certified Configuration and Data Manager, author of several magazine articles and author of a book - Engineering Documentation Control Handbook third edition copyright 2008. This book has sold over 10,000 copies and, according to one reviewer, "Sets the Stage for Innovation."G.R. BERRIDGE is Emeritus Professor of International Politics at the University of Leicester,nbsp;UK,nbsp;and a Senior Fellow of DiploFoundation, for which he oversees an online Masters course. He was the Associate Editor for twentieth century diplomatists on the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography project, and has written many books on diplomacy, the most recent of which isBritish Diplomacy in Turkey, 1583 to the present(2009). He has a personal website at http://grberridge.diplomacy.edu/ whereDiplomacy: Theory and Practiceis periodically updated

List of Boxes
Preface
Online Updating
List of Abbreviations used in Text and Citations
Introduction
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The origins and growth of the MFA
Staffing and supporting missions abroad
Policy-making and implementation
Coordination of foreign relations
Dealing with foreign diplomats at home
Building support at home
The Art of Negotiation
Introduction to Part I
Prenegotiations
Agreeing the need to negotiate
Agreeing the agenda
Agreeing procedure
'Around-the-Table' Negotiations
The formula stage
The details stage
Diplomatic Momentum
Deadlines
Metaphors of movement
Publicity
Raising the level of the talks
Packaging Agreements
International legal obligations at a premium
Signalling importance at a premium
Convenience at a premium
Saving face at a premium
Following Up
Early methods
Monitoring by experts
Embassies
Review meetings
Diplomatic Relations
Introduction to Part II
Embassies
The French system of diplomacy
The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, 1961
The case for euthanasia
Representation and friendly relations
Negotiating and lobbying
Clarifying intentions
Political reporting
Commercial diplomacy
Versatility and adaptability
Consulates
Merchants' representatives to public servants
Amalgamation with the diplomatic service
A separate activity, if not a separate service
Consular functions
Career consuls
Honorary consuls
Consular sections
Conferences
Origins
International organizations
Procedure
Summits
Origins
Professional anathemas
Case for the defence
Public Diplomacy
Propaganda about propaganda
The importance of public diplomacy
The role of the MFA: player and coordinator
The role of the embassy
Telecommunications
Telephone diplomacy flourishes
Video-conferencing stalls
Other means multiply
Diplomacy without Diplomatic Relations
Introduction to Part III
Disguised Embassies
Interests sections
Consulates
Representative offices
Front missions
Special Missions
The advantages of special missions
The variety of special missions
To go secretly or openly?
Mediation
The nature of mediation
Different mediators and different motives
The ideal mediator
The ripe moment
Conclusion: the Counter-Revolution in Diplomatic Practice
References
Index
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