In Symbolic Insult in Diplomacy: A Subtle Game of Diplomatic Slap, Alisher Faizullaev describes how states and their representatives may use manipulative practices for influencing the opponent. The author distinguishes three forms of using symbolic insult in diplomacy: by misrecognition (“diplomatic bypassing”), direct confrontation (“diplomatic punch”), and concealed verbal or nonverbal actions (“diplomatic slap”). The book focuses on “diplomatic slap” – employing obscure symbolic insult as a means of tacit manipulation. Analyzing historical and modern cases, Alisher Faizullaev shows that implicit symbolic insult usually appears ambiguously, and allows the offender to stay engaged with the victim. This work reveals vailed aspects of diplomatic practices and represents a valuable source for students and practitioners of international politics and diplomacy.
Professor Alisher Faizullaev, DSc., Ph.D., is a scholar and former Ambassador. He has published numerous books and articles on diplomacy and international negotiation.
Symbolic Insult in Diplomacy: A Subtle Game of Diplomatic Slap Alisher Faizullaev Abstract
Introduction: The Puzzle of Symbolic Insult in Diplomacy
Diplomatic Actors: Self and Other
Diplomatic Actor’s Sense of Self and Ontological Security
Three Types of Insult in Diplomacy
Diplomatic Imperatives and Symbolic Insult
Symbolic Insult in Diplomacy as a Manipulative Practice
Symbolic Insult in Digital Diplomacy
The Range and Level of Symbolic Insult in Diplomacy
Tacit Bargaining and Symbolic Insult
Face Diplomacy and Symbolic Insult
Handshake Diplomacy and Symbolic Insult
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