'...this is a predominantly optimistic, original and fascinating collection of essays, as multifaceted and protean as the diplomatic corps which it sets out to explore.' - Ann Lane, Asian Affairs 'Editors Paul Sharp and Geoffrey Wiseman have done an exceptionally well-focused job...This compendium is clearly suitable and informative to all international relations scholars, as well as general audiences with some knowledge of international relations.' - John D. Stempel, International Studies Review
About the Author
PAUL SHARP is Professor and Head of Political Science at the University of Minnesota Duluth, USA. He is author of Thatcher's Diplomacy and co-editor (with Karl Schweizer) of The International Thought of Herbert Butterfield. He is founding co-chair of the Diplomatic Studies Section of the International Studies Association and Convener of the Group On Diplomacy of the British International Studies Association. GEOFFREY WISEMAN was a member of the Australian Foreign Service and served as private secretary to the Australian Foreign Minister. He has also worked in the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General. He teaches diplomacy and international security at the University of Southern California, and his publications include Concepts of Non-Provocative Defence: Ideas and Practices in International Security.