Of central concern in the field of negotiation is the use of ambiguity to find formulations acceptable to all parties. Professor Norman Scott looks at the contrasting roles of ambiguity and precision in conference diplomacy.

Source: Language and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija and H. Slavik (2001)
Author: Norman Scott, 2001

Edmond Pascual interprets diplomatic communication with the linguistic tools of pragmatics.

Source: Language and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija and H. Slavik (2001)
Author: Edmond Pascual (Translation from French by Helena Mallia), 2001

 Sanctions adversely affect all the structures of the state and society, and render difficult, if not impossible, the normal operation of services, including the Foreign Service.This paper discusses the challenges faced by the Yugoslav diplomatic service when the country was under sanction.

Source: Modern Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (1998)
Author: Milan Mitic, 1998

This paper describes and discusses public diplomacy from the practitioner’s perspective

Source: Modern Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (1998)
Author: Pamela H. Smith, 1998

The Internet and diplomats of the twenty century: how new information technologies affect the ordinary work of diplomats

Source: Modern Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (1998)
Author: Stefano Baldi, 1998

This paper provides a brief summary of the main issues relevant to the contemporary role of diplomatic spouses and its future in the contemporary European context. It outlines some of the measures being introduced by Foreign Services to respond to the changing role and position of spouses.

Source: Modern Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (1998)
Author: Annabel Hendry, 1998

As the new South Africa adapts to an ever-changing regional, continental and global environment, this paper reviews current developments against the background of the historic situation and of the evolution of diplomacy world-wide.

Source: Modern Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (1998)
Author: Marie Muller, 1998

This paper discusses the problem of diplomatic representation. Diplomats should remind themselves and others that they are first and foremost the representatives of sovereign states, that this is their raison d’être and a precondition for anything else they might aspire to be or to do.

Source: Modern Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (1998)
Author: Paul Sharp, 1998

This paper discusses whether IT is functioning mainly as an instrument of states in their quest for power and wealth or is principally operating as a transformative agent by market forces and various sectors of civil society.

Source: Modern Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (1998)
Author: Richard Falk, 1998

The time of diplomacy is far from over. This paper discusses how its role will become ever more central as most important affairs will have to be handled at global, regional and sub-regional levels.

Source: Modern Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (1998)
Author: Dietrich Kappeler, 1998

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