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From the faraway days when representatives of fighting tribes tried to arrange for a truce, thereby risking their head, to the often derided endless discussions within present day international frameworks, the common aim of

Source: Persuasion, The Essence of Diplomacy
Author: Dietrich Kappeler, 2008

Dr George Vella, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malta, argues that persuasion is central not only to diplomacy but also to society in general. He highlights three aspects of persuasion.

Source: Persuasion, The Essence of Diplomacy
Author: George Vella, 2013

Dr Paul Meerts discusses persuasion in the context of the Vienna Congress (1814–1815), one of the most successful diplomatic events in history.

Source: Persuasion, The Essence of Diplomacy
Author: Paul Meerts, 2013

Professor Andre Liebich approaches the potential and limits of persuasion through the analysis of the use of coercion in political life.

Source: Persuasion, The Essence of Diplomacy
Author: Andre Liebich, 2010

Dr Biljana Scott’s article on framing an argument introduces the linguistic and rhetoric aspects of persuasion.

Source: Persuasion, The Essence of Diplomacy
Author: Biljana Scott, 2013

Dr Milan Jazbec, a practitioner and researcher in diplomacy, positions a discussion on persuasion in the sociology of diplomacy. Social context determines both diplomacy and persuasion.

Source: Persuasion, The Essence of Diplomacy
Author: Milan Jazbec, 2013

Aldo Matteucci explores the relevance of social context for persuasion. Since persuasion leads to change, we should look into the mechanisms of change in society.

Source: Persuasion, The Essence of Diplomacy
Author: Aldo Matteucci, 2013

Ambassador Kishan Rana indicates the cultivation of relations and the credibility of diplomats as the basis for persuasion in diplomacy.

Source: Persuasion, The Essence of Diplomacy
Author: Kishan Rana, 2012

Ambassador Victor Camilleri argues that the essence of diplomacy is a search for a point of convergence. Persuasion is one of the methods through which a point of convergence can be reached.

Source: Persuasion, The Essence of Diplomacy
Author: Victor Camilleri, 2013

Persuasion is a very relative concept. Like beauty, persuasion is the eye of the beholder. Admittedly, persuasion does not exist in the absence of results.

Source: Persuasion, The Essence of Diplomacy
Author: Petru Dumitriu, 2013

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