Diplomacy contains, in theory, a multitude of meanings and is highly diverse in practice. It ranges from the conduct of foreign policy and negotiation, to diplomatic services and tacit communication. The contributors take a systematic approach to analyzing diplomacy in theory and illuminating the great variety in practice.
The first part of the book utilizes several diverse analytical perspectives to raise a number of critical problems, such as change and continuity of diplomacy, various understandings and norms of peace, aid-diplomacy for better working conditions, and the impact of psychology, images and homosociality. The second part contains intriguing empirical analyses of diplomatic practices around the globe, ranging from Bougainville, Jerusalem, Eastern Europe, Doha, China, Denmark, Russia, and the European Union to the Baltic Sea Region.
The contributors are highly distinguished scholars as well as renowned practitioners. The book is a collection of essays in honor of Professor Christer Jönsson, Lund University.
Karin Aggestam is Associate Professor and Director of Peace and Conflict Research at the Department of Political Science, Lund University. Magnus Jerneck is Professor at the Department of Political Science, Lund University.