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The Dynamics of Diplomacy

Jean-Robert Leguey-Feilleux
The Dynamics of Diplomacy
ISBN: 978-1-58826-629-3
ISBN: 978-1-58826-605-7
ISBN: 978-1-62637-469-0
2009/401 pages/LC: 2008013907
"A comprehensive and clearly-written primer on the phenomenon of diplomacy in the modern world."—Charles De Chassiron, Asian Affairs

"By far the best and the most readable volume on the subject of diplomacy.... A must-read book. Essential."—Choice

"An excellent book,comprehensive and thorough, that incorporates the changes of the past 30 years in the evolution of diplomatic practice. This is essential reading for both professionals and academics.”—John D. Stempel, University of Kentucky


Choice Outstanding Academic Book!

This comprehensive text accessibly covers the evolution, politics, and practice of diplomacy.

Leguey-Feilleux first provides a solid grounding in the history of traditional diplomacy, beginning with ancient times. He then reviews the forces of contemporary change—dramatic developments in both international politics and the realm of technology—that have affected the practice of diplomacy and explores the full range of diplomatic modes. How much of traditional diplomacy remains relevant today, he helps us to assess. How much of it is being drastically changed, and how do those changes affect both the profession and the conduct of foreign relations? Designed to be both authoritative and engaging, and with abundant in-depth case studies, The Dynamics of Diplomacy provides readers with a thorough understanding of all that contemporary diplomacy entails.


Jean-Robert Leguey-Feilleux is professor of political science at Saint Louis University. He has published widely in the field of international affairs.