Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy (distance learning)

Diplomacy and Foreign Policy are central to the understanding of international politics. The structure of the international system induces a constant need for political dialogue and negotiations. Besides war, diplomacy is the common language states are using to interact on the world stage.

This module introduces students to ways of conceptualizing diplomacy and foreign policy in the 21st century:

The teaching and learning strategy of this distance learning Diplomacy and Foreign Policy module is designed to give students both theoretical and practical understanding of contemporary issues in diplomacy and foreign policy. Lectures podcasting and online discussion activities will be complemented by live online talks offered by practitioners through video conferencing facility. Distance learning students will have a lot of opportunities of online interaction with peers and tutors.

Suggested Key Readings:

R. Barston, Modern Diplomacy, Longman, 2006.

G. R. Berridge, Diplomacy: Theory and Practice, Palgrave, 2002.

S. Smith et al., Foreign Policy: Theories, Actors, Cases, OUP, 2012.

J. P. Muldoon et al., The New Dynamics of Multilateralism Diplomacy, International Organizations, and Global Governance, Westview Press, 2005.

A. Heywood, Global Politics, Palgrave, 2011.