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Diplomacy's Value: Creating Security in 1920s Europe and the Contemporary Middle East

Brian C. Rathbun


What is the value of diplomacy? How does it affect the course of foreign affairs independent of the distribution of power and foreign policy interests? Theories of international relations too often implicitly reduce the dynamics and outcomes of diplomacy to structural factors rather than the subtle qualities of negotiation. If diplomacy is an independent effect on the conduct of world politics, it has to add value, and we have to be able to show what that value is. This book sets forth a comprehensive theory of diplomacy, based on understanding that political leaders have distinct diplomatic s ... More

Keywords: diplomacy, foreign affairs, negotiation, coercive bargaining, reasoned dialogue, pragmatic statecraft, Palestinian–Israeli negotiations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780801453182
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801453182.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian C. Rathbun, author
University of Southern California