By Ole Jacob Sending, Vincent Pouliot, Iver B. Neumann

This booklet examines international politics in the course of the lens of diplomatic perform. It argues that many international phenomena of our time, from the making of overseas legislations to the structure of overseas public energy, via humanitarianism and the upkeep of worldwide hierarchies, are made attainable and formed via evolving sorts of international relations. The learn of international relations is basically ruled via firsthand money owed and historic treaties, with little attempt at theoretical dialogue. This e-book exhibits how diplomatic experiences can reap the benefits of extra particular theorizing, and argues that the learn of global politics may still pay extra cognizance to what is going on within the diplomatic 'engine room' of overseas politics.

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This is exemplified by the transitional government of Libya, which, while still fighting Gaddafi in the spring of 2011, declared its support for “all international and regional agreements” relevant to Libya, at a time when the vast majority of countries 37 38 39 Ian Hurd, “Labor Standards through International Organizations: The Global Compact in Comparative Perspective,” Journal of Corporate Citizenship, 11, 2003. org/whales/, accessed February 25, 2013. See, for instance, Kenneth Anderson, “The Ottawa Convention Banning Landmines, the Role of International Non-governmental Organizations and the Idea of International Civil Society,” European Journal of International Law, 11 (1), 2000, 91–120; Roberta Cohen, “From Sovereignty to Responsibility,” in W.

It is therefore productive of foreign policy and international law. 1 Public diplomacy operates in the For comments on earlier versions of this article, I am grateful to Holger Niemann, Peter Spiro, the anonymous reviewers, and the editors of this volume. I also wish to thank the participants at workshops at McGill University (2010) and the New School for Social Research (2012) where this work was discussed. , Handbook of International Relations (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2002). 31 Downloaded from University Publishing Online.

18 Ole Jacob Sending, Vincent Pouliot, and Iver B. Neumann polity’s diplomatic and military capabilities. 36 Alternatively, diplomatic threats have implicitly and explicitly hovered in the background of diplomatic negotiations. If we consider the situation on the ground in places such as Afghanistan today, however, the soldier and the diplomat are working in tandem, both partaking in governing and deploying distinct claims to authority by virtue of what they represent. Barkawi’s chapter shows how military-to-military relations between states – legitimated in the language of diplomatic representation – are very much about governing and the constitution of hegemonic relations.

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