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Making Diplomacy Work

Making Diplomacy Work
Intelligent Innovation for the Modern World

A must-have volume for any student of diplomacy.

February 2015 | 416 pages | CQ Press
Making Diplomacy Work: Intelligent Innovation for the Modern World promises to take a fresh look at the actual practice of diplomacy, setting diplomacy in its contemporary context and analyzing the major factors that have changed the nature of the intelligent conduct of diplomacy. Unlike other books on the market which are written by academics, Making Diplomacy Work is written from the vantage point of someone who not only knows and teaches about the scholarly underpinnings of diplomacy, but who has lived that experience himself. Ambassador Hare provides a thorough, critical survey of how diplomacy has evolved, the way its institutions have been created, and, crucially, new challenges to its operations. It examines not just the fundamentals -- state to state relations, negotiation, and key diplomatic institutions -- but also considers the role of non-state actors, the impact of modern communications technologies, the effect of transnational issues, and globalized international business practices.

Bringing diplomacy to life for students, every chapter of the book is full of many real world examples from contemporary diplomacy, including events from the author's own experience. Chapters also feature extended case studies, covering topics like diplomatic immunity and privileges, the achievements and failures of institutions like the UN, successes and failures in diplomatic negotiations, the effectiveness of international law and its impact on diplomacy, and more.

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Chapter 1: Diplomacy in History
The Building Blocks of Modern Diplomacy  
Diplomacy and Collective Action  
Revolutions, Wars, and the Changing World  
States and Leaders Decline  
Diplomacy and Foreign Policy  
Suggestions for Further Reading  
Chapter 2: Who Are the Diplomats and How Do They Operate?
The Evolution of the Diplomatic Cadre  
The Use of Intelligence  
Professionals or Politicians?  
Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities  
The VCDR and VCCR  
What Is Changing In Diplomats’ Behavior?  
Diplomatic Asylum  
Case Studies  
… And Personally  
Suggestions for Further Reading  
Chapter 3: The Institutions of Bilateral Diplomacy – Precedence, Protocol, Ministries, Embassies
The Modern Ministries of Foreign Affairs  
Examples of Ministries of Foreign Affairs in Action  
Roles of Embassies and Consulates  
Embassies Losing Their Grip?  
How Are Embassies Staffed?  
New and Old Tasks  
The Future of Diplomatic Missions  
Case Studies – How Embassies Operate  
Nevertheless Useful  
Suggestions for Further Reading  
Chapter 4: The Institutions of Multilateral Diplomacy
The United Nations  
The Charter of the United Nations  
The Organs of the UN  
The Security Council  
International Court Of Justice  
The UN Secretariat  
Diplomats and the UN  
The UN’s Development  
Different Worlds: Different UN  
Case Studies: The Charter And The UNSCR: The Iraq Crises of 1990-2001 and 2003  
Following Diplomatic and Military Success: New Tasks  
UNSCOM and UNMOVIC Success  
Suggestions for Further Reading  
Chapter 5: Regional Diplomacy and the Gs. The Rise of Summitry
The Non-Aligned Movement  
The European Union  
Special Competencies  
The EU and Domestic Policies  
The EU Institutions: A Modern Crisis of Supranational Diplomacy?  
Is Accountability a Part of the EU?  
The EU’s Success in Diplomacy  
The EU as a Diplomatic Service  
The EU Case Studies  
The EU Case Studies  
The African Union  
Latin America  
Other Regions  
Other Groups  
Summits and the Gs  
Innovation from Groups  
Issue Groups  
Suggestions for Further Reading  
Chapter 6: Negotiations
Framing an Issue  
The Raw Material of Diplomatic Negotiations  
Elements Required For Success: Pre-Negotiations  
Strategy and Progress  
Case Study: The INF Negotiation 1980-1987  
Continuous Negotiation  
Case Study: Negotiation in Cuba  
Suggestions for Further Reading  
Chapter 7: Public Diplomacy
Public Diplomacy in the Past  
Public Diplomacy for Today’s World  
Effective Public Diplomacy  
Public Diplomacy in Practice  
Conclusions and Case Studies  
Unlimited Ideas  
Suggestions for Further Reading  
Chapter 8: Public Goods: Treaties and International Law
Laws, Rules, and Diplomacy  
War and Its Rules  
The United Nations  
Human Rights  
Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons  
Climate Change  
World Trade/World Finance  
Diplomacy and Law: The Problem of Enforcement and Implementation  
Suggestions for Further Reading  
Chapter 9: The New Diplomatic Agenda: The Challenges for Diplomatic Reform
Why Reform?  
Diplomatic Priorities  
The New Agenda – Corruption  
Decline of Sovereign States  
The New Agenda? Diplomacy Steps Up  
Diplomatic Reform  
Sovereign Wealth Funds  
Development Assistance in the Diplomatic Agenda  
Case Study of the New Agenda – Nation Building in Afghanistan  
Suggestions for Further Reading  
Chapter 10: The Non-State Actors: Global Citizens and Global Diplomacy
The Globalization of Identity – The International Community?  
The Non-State Actors  
Global Citizens?  
States and Non-States in Diplomacy  
Beyond States – The Non-State Advantage?  
The Battle Of Ideas – States v. Non-States?  
Common Need: Common Reform  
Case Study – Haiti and the Earthquake – State and Non-State, The Republic Of NGOs, The Alms  
Haiti and Rwanda  
Suggestions for Further Reading  
Chapter 11: The Continuing Information and Communication Revolution – Awaiting the Response of Diplomacy
The ICR and E-Diplomacy  
International Chatter  
The ICR and A Shrinking World  
Diplomacy and the Apps  
Oh – And What about Radio and Television?  
Global Governance of the ICR  
The Positives and Negatives For Diplomacy – Communications Unlocks Potential And Produces  
New Weapons  
Communications: It’s A Small World: The Global Whistle Blower and Global Activism  
Suggestions for Further Reading  
Chapter 12: Diplomacy in 2025
Diplomacy in 1945  
The Reassertion of Diplomacy  
Diplomacy Still Valid for 2025  
Looking At the Future – The Issue of Stovepipes  
Complex Issues or Inadequate Diplomacy?  
The Forums for Discussion  
Permanent Crises  
Future Crises  
Intelligent, Versatile, Resourceful: The Diplomat In 2025  
Suggestions for Further Reading  
Chapter 13: Diplomacy for the Ages
15 Ideas to Raise Diplomacy’s Batting Average  
Final Thoughts  

"A superb and compelling treatment of diplomacy's evolution as a dynamic institution. Hare provides an unvarnished look at diplomacy's continued relevance as well as its severe challenges in a world populated by diverse actors, including governments, companies, and NGOs. An essential primer for anyone entering this ancient and noble profession."

Dr. Parag Khanna
author, How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance

Making Diplomacy Work is extremely comprehensive; it is clearly written by someone who has direct first-person experience in the practice of diplomacy. It covers territory that I have not seen in other textbooks. This is a welcomed addition to the textbook landscape.”

Marcus Holmes
Fordham University – Rose Hill

“The case studies are excellent and add a great deal to the book. The author's discussions about his own experience as a diplomat are also quite interesting. The author is clearly an accomplished expert in his field.”

Aaron Zack
CUNY Baruch College

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Paul Webster Hare

Paul Webster Hare teaches courses on Cuba in transition, on diplomacy, and on arms control at Boston University. A British diplomat for 30 years, Hare served overseas at the UK Representation to the EU in Brussels, Portugal, New York, and Venezuela as Deputy Head of Mission. He was head of the Foreign Office’s Non-Proliferation Department and the first project director for the UK’s presence at the Shanghai World Expo in 2010. From 2001–2004, Hare served as the British ambassador to Cuba.  He is a fellow of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University and a member of the Brookings Institution Core Group on... More About Author

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