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Michel Kostecki

, India’s multilateral trade diplomacy (within the WTO), and hydropower diplomacy in Nepal, etc. The presented accounts are informative, well written and provide experts’ view on a number of current issues. However, it is less obvi- ous what the degree of freedom and objectivity was of a homogenous group

Manuel Duran

diplomatic skills, notably the knowledge and study of other powers’ culture and history, and especially of the relationship between nations throughout history. Has the author lived up to his own ambitious goals of presenting an unconventional history of diplomacy? Yes and no. His mastery of the subject and

Sander Wit

arguments are presented too diffusely to be adopted as a ready-made framework for follow-up studies on the subject, the book’s collection of essays provides a useful point of entry for thinking about the inter-relationships between art and international security.

Camelia Tigau

can’t effectively act diplomatically in the digital space, then what does this tell us about the contemporary relevance of diplomacy itself? (p. 157). The book’s concluding chapter gives a description of the present crisis of the state, based on democratic legitimacy, its capacity of surveillance

Niels Morsink

are very present in the Turkish psyche, whether for their historical, cultural and linguistic links, or for their shared popular culture, such as the common ‘Eurovision song festival’ among Turkic nations. Europe is absent as well. This is perhaps understandable, as there are already numerous

Seung-young Kim

states” in implementing the foreign policy decisions made by the states, which precedes diplomacy (p. 29). He agrees with the unique role of diplomatic net- work for the international community. In his view, “Diplomacy in its present configuration contributes to shaping the international community,” by

Ali Naseer Mohamed

222 Book Reviews / The Hague Journal of Diplomacy 6 (2011) 219-227 Robert Steinmetz and Anders Wivel (eds.) (2010). Small States in Europe: Chal- lenges and Opportunities. Surrey: Ashgate, ISBN 978-0-7546-7782-6, 248 pp., UK£ 49.50. Robert Steinmetz and Anders Wivel present an impressive set of

Dimitris Bourantonis

are played out. Finally, John Hemery and Paul Meerts then present the practitio- ners’ view on chairing , with emphasis on the EU Presidency. I owe a profound debt of gratitude to all of the authors for making this special issue possible. I am also grateful to Jan Melissen and Paul Sharp, the HJD ’s

Yadira Ixchel Martínez Pantoja

these instruments within a structure that has: different levels of leadership and oversight; support from experts including partnerships; and the expansion of networks. These three elements are fundamental for public diplomacy programmes to succeed and are present for the promotion of agribusiness. In

Daniel C. Thomas and Ben Tonra

are presented, as are their core hypotheses and observable implications. Except for model 1, each emphasizes ways in which EU-level aspects of the policy-making process lead member states to forego the pursuit of outcomes that they had originally preferred on the issue at hand. Each of these models