law of nations, had to be addressed. A quasi-legal process of adjudication was chosen – although it may seem paradoxical today – as an alternative form of conflict management. In this particular case, it was a politically expedient instrument which supplemented traditional diplomacy. The first co
The case of the King of Denmark v. Dutch Skippers before the Danzig City Council (1564–1567)
Justyna Wubs-Mrozewicz and Alain Wijffels
rooted in canon law and was elaborated by ius commune jurists based on the de officio legati section in the Liber Extra (1234) 1 . Although pontifical diplomacy and the specialization of the functions of papal legates had seen a remarkably rapid development from the mid 11th century onwards, it was
job and relationships. There are many examples of ministers who have succeed over their colleagues because they have smart elegant wives who are well mannered and good at etiquette, who work on establishing what is a la mode and not just concerned with diplomacy, but personal and familial
Normative Predicaments and Functional Imperatives
distill from past and present experiences. They represent complexities that, taken literally, would overwhelm. 1 In diplomacy, boundaries , beginnings and patterns are maps that help us separate and connect our perceptions of reality. 2 Boundaries map analytical distinctions and prompt interesting
Japan and the Balance of National Interests
A conceptual-study mode of economic diplomacy is combined with applied analysis of Japan’s economic diplomacy practice. The two approaches reinforce one another, yielding a conceptualization of economic diplomacy that is grounded in practical insights.
A comprehensive approach
A core argument in the book is that economic diplomacy, strategically, affirms that economic/commercial interests and political interests reinforce one another and should thus be seen in tandem. This contrasts with the predominant approach in the transatlantic world, which attaches relatively greater importance to the military–economic linkage in the quest for influence.
The case of Japan
Japan has employed economic diplomacy as a central instrument of its foreign policy and quest for national security since the post-war period. The reconfiguration of regional and global power that started in the 1990s encouraged the Japanese government, in coordination and cooperation with the private sector, to reassess its economic diplomacy policy.
Economic Diplomacy: Japan and the Balance of National Interests illuminates the debates underlying these shifts, the various ways by which Japan’s reinvention of its economic diplomacy is implemented, and the consequences for Japanese foreign policy at large.
The critical insights offered by the examination of Japan are pertinent for Western countries, as well as for other East Asian nations. They will be of interest to scholars and practitioners of diplomacy, international relations and international economic law and policy.
This book is the ninth volume in the Diplomatic Studies series, edited by Jan Melissen and published by Brill, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.
For more information see brill.com/economic-diplomacy-0.
Edited by Paul Sharp and Geoffrey Wiseman
A common focus of the collection is on how diplomacy's contribution to the effectiveness of foreign policy has been undervalued in the United States by governments, the foreign policy community, and academics. Together, the essays seek to raise awareness of American diplomacy conducted at all levels of government and society. They consider its future prospects in the context of America's economic difficulties and the anticipated further erosion of its international position. And they ask how American diplomacy may be strengthened in the interests of international peace and security, whether under a second term Obama administration or the leadership of a new president.
Costas M. Constantinou, Noé Cornago and Fiona McConnell
Halvard Leira and Iver B. Neumann
humankind in the study of politics, this article takes its lead from the American comedian Will Rogers, who once defined diplomacy as ‘the art of saying “Nice doggie” until you can find a rock’, and argues that important parts of human interrelations are left unexplored if inter-species interactions are