Plural Diplomacies

Normative Predicaments and Functional Imperatives


In Plural Diplomacies: Normative Predicaments and Functional Imperatives Noé Cornago asserts the need to restore the long-interrupted continuity between the relevance of diplomacy as raison de système - in a world which is much more than a world of States - and its unique value as a way to mediate the many alienations experienced by individuals and social groups. The book contends that an incursion beyond conventional understanding of diplomatic studies, into fields of knowledge such as social studies of science, psychology, critical sociology of law, or conceptual history, offers expanded potential within the field by addressing the modern complexities of global life. With particular attention to the semantics of diplomacy, pluralization of diplomacy, diplomacy within states, commodity diplomacy, and finally, antidiplomacy, 'PluralDiplomacies: Normative Predicaments and Functional Imperatives' offers a new vision of diplomacy for the twenty-first century.

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Preliminary Material
Pages: i–xiii
Pages: 1–5
2. Pluralization
Pages: 55–91
4. Commodity Diplomacy
Pages: 143–188
5. Antidiplomacies
Pages: 189–256
Pages: 257–263
Noé Cornago, Ph.D. (1996), University of the Basque Country, is Associate Professor of International Relations at that University. He was also the Basque Visiting Fellow from 2011 to 2012 at St. Antony's College, University of Oxford, where he completed this book.


1. Meanings of diplomacy

1.1. Semantics of diplomacy
1.2. Diplomacy as knowledge
1.3. Diplomacy as heterology
1.4. Diplomacy as raison de système

2. Pluralization of diplomacy

2.1. Diplomacy in singular
2.2. Functional imperatives
2.3. Normative predicaments
2.4. In plural diplomacies

3. Diplomacy within States?

3.1. Diplomacy and community
3.2. Diplomatic teratologies
3.3. Paradiplomacy as resilience
3.4. Diplomacies of agonistic respect

4. Commodity diplomacy

4.1. Diplomacy and global liberal order
4.2. Diplomatic law and its fictions
4.3. Corporate takeover of diplomatic law
4.4. Beyond commodification

5. Antidiplomacies

5.1. Diplomacy and its double
5.2. Conceptual history
5.3. Antidiplomacy as heuristics
5.4. Antidiplomacies of fear and hope

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