Basic concepts mean different things in different cultures. In multilateral relations this means that looking at such a concept is always culturally biased.
This essay examines and seeks to explode the notion that diplomats are, or should be, immune to emotion in the conduct of their duties.
This essay examines how intercultural communication differences among nations can inadvertently magnify tensions during a crisis when nations rely on their own cultural style of public diplomacy to communicate with foreign publics.
Europe has many borders. Its small countries with millenary histories and diversities offer a variety of intercultural challenges.
When two negotiating parties from different cultural backgrounds attempt to communicate, the potential for disagreement and misunderstanding is great.
Open communication and interaction between political elites and civic society is considered one of the fundamental conditions of a representative, working democracy.
IC and Diplomacy - Lessons from Two Fields: A Diplomat and
an Interculturalist Converse
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 paper, John Harper and Jennifer Cassingena Harper talk about knowledge as a vital resource, and the necessity of building competencies and establishing new skills. Analysing the theories by Ernst B.
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.