Diplomatic Systems

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This OER is drawn from a Masters-level online course and its general aims are to: to examine (a) the conditions in which diplomacy is stimulated, (b) the nature of the different diplomatic systems that arise as a result of variations in these conditions, and (c) how the effectiveness of a diplomatic system is best judged. It then proceeds by looking first at diplomacy operation in various historical and contemporary case studies. Including the 'French system' of diplomacy, that is, the diplomatic system of Europe from the seventeenth century until the First World War, as well as a detailed examination of the Anglo-American system of Diplomacy. The module also considers the issues of Diplomatic immunity, protocol and the role played by the resident embassy, building towards an examination of Summitry in Diplomatic relations.


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Diplomatic Systems



  • Author(s): J Simon Rofe: Politics and International Relations
  • Subject: Diplomatics Systems
  • Keywords: ukoer diplomacy "diplomatic systems"
  • Grade level: Postgraduate, undergraduate, Further Education 
  • Course type: Instructional website 
  • Language(s):  English
  • Material type(s): Course package, rtf, PDF, HTML, ebook
  • Media format(s): rtf HTML ebook PDF
  • OER Publish Date: 23 Nov 2009


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