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Foreign Ministries Change and Adaptation (Studies in Diplomacy) by Brian Hocking

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • International relations,
  • Political structure & processes,
  • International Relations - General,
  • Diplomatic Service,
  • Political Science,
  • Diplomatic and consular service,
  • Politics/International Relations

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages281
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9372806M
ISBN 100312218680
ISBN 109780312218683

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In seeking to test the conventional wisdom that foreign ministries are 'in decline', the contributors to this book examine the role and status of foreign ministries in . 'This is an indispensable book for the material it provides on both foreign ministries and national foreign policies. Most of the country-studies contain statistical details on the extent of national diplomatic services and the number of missions - data surprisingly difficult to Format: Paperback. Get this from a library! Foreign ministries: change and adaptation. [Brian Hocking; Richard Langhorne; William Wallace; Stuart Harris; et al] -- In seeking to test the conventional wisdom that foreign ministries are in decline, the contributors to this book examine the role and status of foreign ministries in 12 countries together with their. In seeking to test the conventional wisdom that foreign ministries are 'in decline', the contributors to this book examine the role and status of foreign ministries in twelve countries together with their place within the European Union.

Foreign Ministries in the European Union explores this theme in the context of the EU where foreign ministry has played a key role in the development of integration but where its role is increasingly questioned. The contributors examine the foreign ministry in thirteen member states and draw conclusions that challenge some conventional wisdoms. Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade, Jamaica, New Kingston. 7, likes talking about this. The Foreign Service is responsible for the implementation of Followers: K. Based on eight years of research and interviews with over professional diplomats and others, this book offers a range of information on the structures, operation and the working style of the foreign ministries of five key countries in Asia: China, India, Japan, Singapore and Thailand. The aim of this book is to examine the role and functions of foreign ministries in diverse settings and to examine the strategies which they employ in dealing with the challenges confronting them. The fourteen contributions to this volume provide valuable insights into foreign policy and the processes through which it is formulated and.

Difference in titles. In some nations, such as India, the Foreign Minister is referred to as the Minister for External Affairs; or, as in the case of Brazil, Minister of Foreign Affairs; or, still others, such as states created from the former Soviet Union, call the position the Minister of External the United States, the equivalent to the foreign ministry is called the Department. Based on over interviews, Asian Diplomacy evaluates the ministries of foreign affairs in five major Asian countries. For each country, Kishan S. Rana first sketches the historical and political background of its diplomatic service. The Ministries of Love, Peace, Plenty, and Truth are ministries in George Orwell's futuristic dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, set in Oceania. Despite the name, no actual "ministers" are mentioned in the book, and all public attention is focused on the idealized figurehead Big Brother.. The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of.   The EEAS and National Foreign Ministries is an important contribution to an under-studied topic. The methodology applied in order to look at the positions of the Member States (semi-structured elite interviews and process-tracing) permits to develop a compelling argument and confirms the expectations of European experts.