In this book, Paul Sharp argues that we can identify a distinct diplomatic tradition of international thought derived from the unique position diplomats occupy between the groups in which we live. This tradition sheds new insights on big questions about international systems and societies and suggests innovative ways of handling contemporary international issues.
Diplomacy does not take place simply between states but wherever people
live in different groups. Paul Sharp argues that the demand for diplomacy,
and the need for the insights of diplomatic theory, are on the rise. In contrast
to conventional texts which use international relations theories to make
sense of what diplomacy and diplomats do, this book explores what diplomacy
and diplomats can contribute to the big theoretical and practical
debates in international relations today. Paul Sharp identifies a diplomatic
tradition of international thought premised on the way people live in
groups, the differences between intra- and inter-group relations, and the
perspectives which those who handle inter-group relations develop about
the sorts of international disputes which occur. He argues that the lessons of
diplomacy are that we should be reluctant to judge, ready to appease, and
alert to the partial grounds on which most universal claims about human
beings are made.
paul sharp is Professor and Head of Political Science at the University
of Minnesota, Duluth.
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