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21st Century Diplomacy: A Practitioner's Guide (Key Studies in Diplomacy) 1st Edition

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"In 21st Century Diplomacy, Ambassador Rana has produced an invaluable guide for junior diplomats to the fast-changing and demanding world in which they will work, and he has so from the perspective of a senior and highly successful insider." -Paul Sharp, University of Minnesota Duluth, USA.



"A seminal contribution to scholarship on modern diplomatic theory and practice. 21st Century Diplomacy is a nuts and bolts manual for modern diplomacy, which will be invaluable to both scholars and practitioners in the field of international relations. There is no better person than Ambassador Rana to undertake this significant study, given his vast diplomatic experience and his keen involvement,in recent years, in building human resource capacity in the craft of diplomacy across the world." - Shyam Saran, former Foreign Secretary of India and currently Chairman, Research and Information Systems for Developing Countries, New Delhi.


"The clichéd image of the venerable profession of diplomacy is one of stuffed shirts living in exotic, well-appointed residences and attending a whirl of cocktail parties. Yet how far this is from reality is superbly described in this new book by Kishan Rana. This seasoned representative of one of the best diplomatic services in the world reveals the true story of diplomats as modern managers of foreign relations, networking and negotiating with politicians, businessmen, academics or artists, and equally at home with the use of modern methods of technology. Rana's comprehensive picture of the diplomat of the 21st century is not only scholarly and magisterial but also, with its telling use of amusing anecdotes taken from everyday life in embassies and international conference halls, highly entertaining. This excellent volume can be highly recommended to every student of contemporary diplomacy." -Ambassador Hans Winkler



"A seminal contribution to scholarship on modern diplomatic theory and practice.  21st Century Diplomacy is a nuts and bolts manual for modern diplomacy, which will be invaluable to both scholars and practitioners in the field of international relations. There is no better person than Ambassador Rana to undertake this significant  study, given his vast diplomatic experience and his keen involvement,in recent years, in building human resource capacity in the craft of diplomacy across the world.” - Shyam Saran, former Foreign Secretary of India and currently Chairman, Research and Information Systems for Developing Countries, New Delhi.


"The clichéd image of the venerable profession of diplomacy is one of stuffed shirts living in exotic, well-appointed residences and attending a whirl of cocktail parties. Yet how far this is from reality is superbly described in this new book by Kishan Rana. This seasoned representative of one of the best diplomatic services in the world reveals the true story of diplomats as modern managers of foreign relations, networking and negotiating with politicians, businessmen, academics or artists, and equally at home with the use of modern methods of technology. Rana’s comprehensive picture of the diplomat of the 21st century is not only scholarly and magisterial but also, with its telling use of amusing anecdotes taken from everyday life in embassies and international conference halls, highly entertaining. This excellent volume can be highly recommended to every student of contemporary diplomacy." -Ambassador Hans Winkler

About the Author

Kishan Rana is Professor Emeritus, Foreign Service Institute of New Delhi, and Senior Fellow, DiploFoundation, Malta and Geneva. He served as Ambassador to Algeria, Czechoslovakia, Kenya, Mauritius, and Germany, and Consul-General in San Francisco. He was Archives By-Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge University, 2004, and Public Policy Scholar at Woodrow Wilson Centre, Washington DC, 2005. He Chairs the India Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP).
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Product Details

  • Series: Key Studies in Diplomacy
  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic; 1 edition (September 8, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1441168389
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441168382
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.9 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,241,487 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book takes on a rather rare subject, the practice of diplomacy. Although it may not seem rare at first, if one first eliminates all of the "memoir" type books and then all of the international relations theory books, there really is rather little left in the field. (Not to say that the memoir books are not worth reading for practical ideas and observations, for example George Kennan's.) However, the author, a retired senior Indian diplomat, has truly "been there done that" and it shows in the selective nature of the examples he uses and the tone he conveys of the erudite, thoughtful and experienced diplomat.

Since the author was not a U.S. or closely allied diplomat, this means he has something of a different perspective on issues which I found refreshing. There is also a general lack of ideological prescriptions in the book, which befits a professional diplomat whose job it is to represent his country's policies and interests, rather than to try to save or fix the world. The book's chapters follow a series of lessons that the author developed for a diplomatic university, so the material has been tested from both a conceptual and practical standpoint. I learned a fair amount even about some of the more common topics. I also found it interesting to see how different countries' foreign services tackled (or failed to tackle) the same types of problems, such as conducting multilateral diplomacy, creating a professional training program, and defining a bilateral relationship.

The Kindle edition I read could have used one more editorial pass, although it's sometimes hard to know if something is a typo or a formatting error; in any case, this did not materially detract from the book's usefulness or annoy me too much (and this is something I can get annoyed at easily).
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