The terrorist attacks of 9/11 have brought an old problem into new focus: how to unite a population potentially divided along racial, ethnic and denominational fault lines.
This paper presents a number of case studies illustrating the role of jargon, protocols and uniforms in creating communication problems.
The Hutton inquiry into the death of Dr David Kelly, the senior British arms inspector in the UN inspection mission to Iraq who was found dead in an English wood in July 2003, offers revealing insights into the contrasting professional cultures of journalists, politicians and scientists.
To explore the idea that word use is culture-bound, this paper examines the English words culture and globalisation, to discover how they are used, and how they have come to have certain meanings or represent certain ideas.
IC and Diplomacy - The Idea of Diplomatic Culture and its Sources
This paper is a comparative examination of the websites of the ministries of foreign affairs of China, India, Germany, France, Chile, Brazil, the US, Canada and several African states and their diplomatic representation abroad. The research is case-study oriented.
This paper develops a model of diplomacy training based on intercultural competence and situated learning and applies the model to intercultural encounters.
Dietrich Kappeler analyses the new approaches for training institutions in knowledge management and diplomatic training, departing from the premise that a distinction is important between personal characteristics and qualities of the diplomat on one hand, and the knowledge and skills he needs to...
The book covers a wide range of topics - beginning with a general introduction to the concept of knowledge management, the interplay between development and diplomacy, the importance of institutional memory of diplomatic services for diplomatic activities, practical examples of knowledge...
Many remember Ivo Andric for his Nobel Prize for Literature. He is also remembered as a diplomat with over 20 years of experience.