S. Rana, Kishan.

The Contemporary Embassy : Paths to Diplomatic Excellence - New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. - 1 online resource (167 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Dediction; Contents; Preface; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 The Context; Purpose of diplomacy; Bilateral embassy; Multilateral missions; Political appointments; Evolving ritual; Concluding thoughts; 2 The New and the Old; What's new?; Work categories; Technology; Beyond the capital; Concluding thoughts; 3 The Domestic Arena; Diplomacy domestication; Impact on embassies; Public diplomacy; Practical experience; Ethical dilemma, dissent, transformative events; Concluding thoughts; 4 Operation: Managing amidst Complexity; Diversity and variety Interagency cooperationIntelligence officers; Managing home personnel; Local staff; Work methods; 1961 Vienna convention stretched; Embassy management; Concluding thoughts; 5 Representation Formats; Consulates; Honorary consuls; Changing needs and options; Reciprocity; Outsourcing; Concluding thoughts; 6 The Future; Work-in-progress; MFA-embassy relations; Diplomatic network capacity; Gender issues; An ideal embassy; Open diplomatic infrastructure; Possible trends; The future; Selected Readings; Index

This innovative study considers why embassies today are especially relevant to the international system, examining the new representation options and global diplomacy techniques in an information age. Rana uniquely presents perspectives from developing states and analyses how embassies can improve their modes of function.

9781137340832 67.5 (NL)

Diplomatic and consular service.
Diplomatic excellence.

Electronic books.

JZ1418 .C384 2013