What Diplomats Do : The Life and Work of Diplomats
By: Barder, Sir Brian.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014Description: 1 online resource (246 p.).ISBN: 9781442226364.Subject(s): Diplomacy | DiplomatsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: What Diplomats Do : The Life and Work of DiplomatsDDC classification: 327.2 LOC classification: JZ1405 .B35 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; 2 The Candidate for a Diplomatic Career; 3 Arrival at a New Post; 4 Life in the Embassy; 5 Life Overseas; 6 Multilateral Diplomacy; 7 Diplomacy in a Hostile Country; 8 Dealing with Foreigners; 9 Dealing with the Foreign Ministry from Abroad; 10 Entertaining and Being Entertained; 11 Service in the FCO at Home; 12 A Dog's Life for the Spouse and the Kids?; 13 Consular and Commercial Activities; 14 Looking Back: Reflections on the Diplomatic Career; Index; About the Author
What do diplomats actually do? That is what this text seeks to answer by describing the various stages of a typical diplomat's career. The book follows a fictional diplomat from his application to join the national diplomatic service through different postings at home and overseas, culminating with his appointment as ambassador and retirement. Each chapter contains case studies, based on the author's thirty years of experience as a diplomat, ambassador, and high commissioner. These illustrate key issues such as the role of the diplomat during emergency crises or working as part of a national d
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