Is there a specific, distinctive diplomatic culture?
Europe has many borders. Its small countries with millenary histories and diversities offer a variety of intercultural challenges.
Diplomats are people who are on the fringe somewhere, because they are either permanently living in or at least dealing with alien cultures, cultures with different values.
Foreign cultural policy is in itself vital for establishing long lasting and deep relations between countries in international intercourse.
How do negotiators and other conflict resolution practitioners from different cultures create shared understanding? Is shared understanding enough to bridge deep differences?
This paper identifies challenges that women face when working overseas in diplomatic positions, a professional environment that historically has been male dominated and that can be characterised in some ways as an 'old boys' network.
Diplomats have often been blamed for failing to prevent the outbreak of the First World War.
This paper develops a model of diplomacy training based on intercultural competence and situated learning and applies the model to intercultural encounters.
In this paper, Drazen Pehar analyses the argumentation made by George Lakoff of the University of California at Berkeley in his seminal paper on ‘Metaphor and War’, in which he tried to deconstruct the rhetoric U.S. president George Bush used to justify the war in the Gulf.
In his paper, J. Thomas Converse focuses on four records-related areas where the issues of knowledge management and diplomacy come together and provide the greatest challenges to archivists, diplomats, historians and technology providers: validation, trustworthiness, context and longevity.