When two negotiating parties from different cultural backgrounds attempt to communicate, the potential for disagreement and misunderstanding is great.
Foreign cultural policy is in itself vital for establishing long lasting and deep relations between countries in international intercourse.
This essay examines and seeks to explode the notion that diplomats are, or should be, immune to emotion in the conduct of their duties.
Open communication and interaction between political elites and civic society is considered one of the fundamental conditions of a representative, working democracy.
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.
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.
Europe has many borders. Its small countries with millenary histories and diversities offer a variety of intercultural challenges.
Many remember Ivo Andric for his Nobel Prize for Literature. He is also remembered as a diplomat with over 20 years of experience.
In his paper, Richard Falk reflects on the application of information technology on diplomacy, and discusses the challenge of converting information technology to ‘knowledge technology’, and subsequently to ‘wisdom technology’.
In this chapter, John Pace decribes the three-phase evolution of knowledge management in the human rights program of the United Nations. The realisation that knowledge management is a necessity came during the third phase.