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The Contemporary Embassy : Paths to Diplomatic Excellence

By: S. Rana, Kishan.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013Description: 1 online resource (167 p.).ISBN: 9781137340832.Subject(s): Diplomacy | Diplomatic and consular service | Diplomatic excellenceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Contemporary Embassy : Paths to Diplomatic ExcellenceDDC classification: 341.01 LOC classification: JZ1418 .C384 2013Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
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
Summary: 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.
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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.

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<p>Kishan S. Rana is Professor Emeritus at the DiploFoundation, Malta and Geneva. He previously worked for the Indian Foreign Service (1960-1995), serving as Ambassador or High Commissioner to Algeria, Czechoslovakia, Kenya, Mauritius, and Germany.</p>

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