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At Home with the Diplomats: Inside a European Foreign Ministry

Iver B. Neumann


The 2010 WikiLeaks release of 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables has made it eminently clear that there is a vast gulf between the public face of diplomacy and the opinions and actions that take place behind embassy doors. This book offers unprecedented access to the inner workings of a foreign ministry, and shows us how diplomacy is conducted on a day-to-day basis. Approaching contemporary diplomacy from an anthropological perspective, the book examines the various aspects of diplomatic work and practice, including immunity, permanent representation, diplomatic sociability, accreditation, and iss ... More

Keywords: diplomacy, embassy, foreign ministry, diplomatic work, diplomatic practice, diplomat, foreign ministries, negotiation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780801449932
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801449932.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Iver B. Neumann, author
Professor and Director of Research, the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs