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Formes de la diplomatie (XVIe-XXIe siècle)

Forms of Diplomacy (16th-21st century)
Edited by Nathalie Duclos and Nathalie Rivère de Carles
Formes de la diplomatie (XVIe-XXIe siècle)
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16 x 24 cm - 363 p.
ISBN 978-2-8107-0424-8

This volume analyses the changing theoretical and practical forms of political, economic and cultural diplomacy from the early modern era to the questioning of the Westphalian system in the 20th and the 21st centuries. It contrasts mainstream diplomacy and marginal or alternative forms of diplomacy. The use and the theorization of cultural diplomacy (soft power) and of commercial diplomacy are questioned by leading experts in history, literature and linguistics. Essays in English and in French pit the hard power of government-to-government diplomacy against other levels of diplomatic undertakings involving nongovernmental stakeholders. In addition, this volume studies official and nonofficial diplomatic figures, real and fictional ambassadors, which allows us to consider the linguistic and stylistic features of the diplomatic rhetoric and practice. The essays also explore the role of art, literature and culture as diplomatic instruments and the artist as diplomat as new analytical tools in the study of diplomacy.

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