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Emotional Diplomacy: Official Emotion on the International Stage

Todd H. Hall


This book explores the politics of officially expressed emotion on the international stage, looking at the ways in which state actors strategically deploy emotional behavior to shape the perceptions of others. Examining diverse instances of emotional behavior, the book reveals that official emotional displays are not simply cheap talk but rather play an important role in the strategies and interactions of state actors. Emotional diplomacy is more than rhetoric; as the book demonstrates, its implications extend to the provision of economic and military aid, great-power cooperation, and even the ... More

Keywords: international stage, state actors, emotional behavior, emotional diplomacy, anger, sympathy, guilt

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780801453014
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801453014.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Todd H. Hall, author
University of Oxford

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