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By Ole Jacob Sending, Vincent Pouliot, Iver B. Neumann

This ebook examines international politics in the course of the lens of diplomatic perform. It argues that many international phenomena of our time, from the making of overseas legislation to the structure of foreign public energy, via humanitarianism and the upkeep of worldwide hierarchies, are made attainable and formed by means of evolving different types of international relations. The research of international relations is basically ruled through firsthand debts and old treaties, with little attempt at theoretical dialogue. This publication exhibits how diplomatic stories can make the most of extra specific theorizing, and argues that the research of global politics may still pay extra realization to what is going on within the diplomatic 'engine room' of overseas politics.

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This approach to diplomacy draws on more conventional models but charts a distinct conceptual route through the practice. ”8 Relative state power 4 5 6 7 8 Ian Hurd, “The International Rule of Law: Law and the Limits of Politics,” Ethics and International Affairs, 28(1), 2014, 39–51. Frank McDonough, Hitler, Chamberlain and Appeasement (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002). This also fits how many in IR treat diplomatic encounters, for instance, Lloyd Gruber, Ruling the World: Power Politics and the Rise of Supranational Institutions (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000).

Wohlforth, World out of Balance: International Relations and the Challenge of American Primacy (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2008); Charles Kupchan, No One’s World: The West, the Rising Rest and the Coming Global Turn (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012). Downloaded from University Publishing Online. 001 22 Ole Jacob Sending, Vincent Pouliot, and Iver B. Neumann creating the normative structure of international law. Seabrooke theorizes “epistemic arbitrage” as the key mechanism by which diplomacy evolves in response to larger changes in management practices.

Non-state actors) into public diplomacy has dramatically increased the density of interaction, but it remains a state-centric social field. Non-state actors contribute to diplomacy despite not being subject to the rules of international law: they can invoke international rules, provide interpretations of behavior and of rules, and construct arguments using the resources of public international law. This can be consequential in constructing the field in which diplomacy takes place and in contributing resources to it.

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