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Book Reviews

We regularly publish reviews of recent books on diplomacy. For more information, contact the Book Reviews Editor Constance Duncombe.

2020

  Bjola, Corneliu and James Pamment (eds). (2019). Countering Online Propaganda and Extremism. The Dark Side of Digital Diplomacy.   (Reviewed by Alejandro Ramos C. in Vol. 15, III.)
  Cull, Nicholas J. (2019). Public Diplomacy. Foundations for Global Engagement in the Digital Age.   (Reviewed by Yiwei Wang and Pengfei Zhang in Vol. 15, III.)
  Newby, Vanessa F. (2018). Peacekeeping in South Lebanon: Credibility and Local Cooperation.   (Reviewed by Shannon Zimmerman in Vol. 15, III.)
 

Sonnleitner, Sandra. (2018). Bilateral Diplomacy and EU Membership: Case Study on Austria.   (Reviewed by David Spence in Vol. 15, I-II.)

2019

Morgenstern-Pomorski, Jost-Henrik. (2018). The Contested Diplomacy of the European External Action Service.   (Reviewed by Luca Paladini in Vol. 14, IV.)
O'Malley, Alanna. (2018). The Diplomacy of Decolonisation: America, Britain and the United Nations during the Congo Crisis, 1960-1964.   (Reviewed by Ari Jerrems in Vol. 14, III.)
Quigley, John. (2018). Foreigners on America's Death Rows.   (Reviewed by Robert Kissack in Vol. 14, IV.)
Ruffini, Pierre-Bruno. (2017). Science and Diplomacy. A New Dimension of International Relations.   (Reviewed by Olga Krasnyak in Vol. 14, IV.)
Songster, E. Elena. (2018). Panda Nation: The Construction and Conservation of China's Modern Icon.   (Reviewed by Sabrina Hsu in Vol. 14, III.)

2018

Dittmer, Jason. (2017). Diplomatic Material: Affect, Assemblage, and Foreign Policy.   (Reviewed by Olga Krasnyak in Vol. 13, IV.)
Holmes, Marcus. (2018). Face-to-Face Diplomacy: Social Neuroscience and International Relations.   (Reviewed by Olga Krasnyak in Vol. 13, IV.)
Seib, Philip. (2016). The Future of #Diplomacy.   (Reviewed by Matthias Erlandsen in Vol. 13, IV.)
Trager, Robert F. (2018). Diplomacy: Communication and the Origins of International Order.   (Reviewed by Olga Krasnyak in Vol. 13, IV.)
Wheeler, Nicholas J. (2018). Trusting Enemies.   (Reviewed by Olga Krasnyak in Vol. 13, IV.)

2017

Acharya, Amitav. (2014). Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia: ASEAN and the Problem of Regional Order.   (Reviewed by William J. Jones in Vol. 12, IV.)
Çevik, Senem B. & Seib, Philip. Turkey's Public Diplomacy.   (Reviewed by Niels Morsink in Vol. 12, I.)
Hall, Todd H. (2015). Emotional Diplomacy: Official Emotion on the International Stage.   (Reviewed by Amy Clarke in Vol. 12, I.)
Owen, Taylor. (2015). Disruptive Power: The Crisis of the State in the Digital Age.   (Reviewed by Camelia Tigau in Vol. 12, I.)

2016

Nemeth, Erik. (2015). Cultural Security: Evaluating the Power of Culture in International Affairs.   (Reviewed by Sander Wit in Vol. 11, IV.)

2015

Bayles, Martha. (2014). Through a Screen Darkly: Popular Culture, Public Diplomacy, and America’s Image Abroad.   (Reviewed by James Thomas Snydes in Vol. 10, I.)
Bruns, Kai. (2014). A Cornerstone of Modern Diplomacy: Britain and the Negotiation of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.   (Reviewed by Sanderijn Duquet in Vol. 10, IV.)
Otte, T.G. (ed.). (2014). An Historian in Peace and War: The Diaries of Harold Temperley.   (Reviewed by John W. Young in Vol. 10, II.)
Riedel, Bruce O. (2013). Avoiding Armageddon: America, India, and Pakistan to the Brink and Back.   (Reviewed by Roman Chestnov in Vol. 10, I.)
Young, John W. (2014). David Bruce and Diplomatic Practice: An American in London, 1961-9.   (Reviewed by Alison R. Holmes in Vol. 10, II.)

2014

Cooper, Andrew F., Heine, Jorge, and Thakur, Ramesh. (2013). The Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy.   (Reviewed by Melissa Conley Tyler and Kelly Sullivan in Vol. 9, IV.)

Keck, Jörn, Vanoverbeke, Dimitri, and Waldenberger, Franz. (2013). EU–Japan Relations, 1970-2012: From Confrontation to Global Partnership.   (Reviewed by Marie Söderberg in Vol. 9, IV.)

Neumann, Iver. (2012). At Home with the Diplomats: Inside a European Foreign Ministry.   (Reviewed by Jeremy Cresswell in Vol. 9, I.)

Odgaard, Lisette. (2012). China and Coexistence: Beijing’s National Security Strategy for the Twenty-First Century.   (Reviewed by Marc Lanteigne in Vol. 9, II.)

Okano-Heijmans, Maaike. (2013). Economic Diplomacy: Japan and the Balance of National Interests.   (Reviewed by Marie Söderberg in Vol. 9, IV.)

Petrič, Ernest. (2013). Foreign Policy: From Conception to Diplomatic Practice.   (Reviewed by Byron Harper in Vol. 9, II.)

Ruël, Huub (ed.). (2012). Commercial Diplomacy and International Business: A Conceptual and Empirical Exploration.   (Reviewed by Michael Talalay in Vol. 9, I.)
Woudenberg, Nout, van. (2012). State Immunity and Cultural Objects on Loan.   (Reviewed by Vittorio Mainetti in Vol. 9, II.)
Wuthnow, Joel. (2013). Chinese Diplomacy and the UN Security Council.   (Reviewed by Edith Drieskens in Vol. 9, III.)
Zaharna, R.S., Arsenault, Amelia, and Fisher, Ali. (2013). Relational, Networked and Collaborative Approaches to Public Diplomacy: The Connective Mindshift.   (Reviewed by Brooke Bagan in Vol. 9, III.)

2013

Beardsley, Kyle. (2011). The Mediation Dilemma.   (Reviewed by Paul Meerts in Vol. 8, I.)

Bercovitch, Jacob. (2011). Theory and Practice of International Mediation.   (Reviewed by Paul Meerts in Vol. 8, I.)

Black, Jeremy. (2010). A History of Diplomacy.   (Reviewed by Manuel Duran in Vol. 8, I.)

Bremmer, Ian. (2012). Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World.   (Reviewed by Yf Reykers in Vol. 8, III-IV.)

Cross, Mai'a K. Davis. (2011). Security Integration in Europe: How Knowledge-based Networks are Transforming the European Union.   (Reviewed by Lennart Landman in Vol. 8, III-IV.)

Digol, Diana. (2010). Emerging Diplomatic Elites in Post-Communist Europe: Analysis of Diplomats.   (Reviewed by Milan Jazbec in Vol. 8, II.)

Mearsheimer, John. (2012). Why Leaders Lie: The Truth about Lying in International Politics.   (Reviewed by Kees Homan in Vol. 8, II.)

Rosskam, Ellen, and Kickbusch, Ilona (eds.). (2012). Negotiating and Navigating Global Health: Case Studies in Global Health Diplomacy.   (Reviewed by Manuel M. Dayrit in Vol. 8, III-IV.)

Seib, Philip (2012). Real-Time Diplomacy: Politics and Power in the Social Media Era.   (Reviewed by Fergus Hanson in Vol. 8, II.)

Willetts, Peter. (2011). Non-Governmental Organizations in World Politics: The Construction of Global Governance.   (Reviewed by Christos A. Frangonikolopoulos in Vol. 8, I.)

 

2012

Amen, Mark, Toly, Noah J., McCarney, Patricia L., and Segbers, Klaus (eds.). (2011). Cities and Global Governance: New Sites for International Relations.   (Reviewed by Michele Acuto in Vol. 7, II.)

Ham, Peter, van. (2010). Social Power in International Politics, The New International Relations Series.   (Reviewed by Camelia Tigau in Vol. 7, II.)

Makoto, Iokibe (ed.) and Eldridge, Robert D. (translation and annotation). (2011). The Diplomatic History of Postwar Japan.   (Reviewed by Elena Atanassova-Cornelis in Vol. 7, II.)

Melissen, Jan, and Fernández, Ana Mar (eds.). (2011). Consular Affairs and Diplomacy.   (Reviewed by Juergen Kleiner in Vol. 7, III.)

Rana, Kishan S., and Chatterjee, Bipul (eds.) (2011). Economic Diplomacy: India’s Experience.   (Reviewed by Michel Kostecki in Vol. 7, III.)

Sharp, P. (2009). Diplomatic Theory of International Relations.   (Reviewed by Tatiana Zonova in Vol. 7, III.)

Wolvaardt, Pieter, Wheeler, Tom, and Scholtz, Werner. (2010). From Verwoerd to Mandela: South African Diplomats Remember. Volume 1: The Wild Honey of Africa.   (Reviewed by Peter Vale in Vol. 7, III.)

Wolvaardt, Pieter, Wheeler, Tom, and Scholtz, Werner. (2010). From Verwoerd to Mandela: South African Diplomats Remember. Volume 2: The Noose Tightens.   (Reviewed by Peter Vale in Vol. 7, III.)

Wolvaardt, Pieter, Wheeler, Tom, and Scholtz, Werner. (2010). From Verwoerd to Mandela: South African Diplomats Remember. Volume 3: Total Onslaught to Normalization.   (Reviewed by Peter Vale in Vol. 7, III.)

2011

Fitzpatrick, Kathy R. (2010). The Future of US Public Diplomacy: An Uncertain Fate.   (Reviewed by Bruce S. Allen in Vol. 6, I-II.)

Roberts, Ivor (ed.). (2009). Satow’s Diplomatic Practice.   (Reviewed by Stuart Murray in Vol. 6, I-II.)

Steinmetz, Robert, and Wivel, Anders (eds.). (2010). Small States in Europe: Challenges and Opportunities.   (Reviewed by Ali Naseer Mohamed in Vol. 6, I-II.)

Zaharna, R.S. (2010). Battles to Bridges: US Strategic Communication and Public Diplomacy after 9/11.   (Reviewed by Ellen Huijgh in Vol. 6, I-II.)

2010

Kleiner, Juergen. (2009). Diplomatic Practice: Between Tradition and Innovation.   (Reviewed by Seung-young Kim in Vol. 5, III.)

Kupchan, Charles A. (2010). How Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable Peace.   (Reviewed by G. R. Berridge in Vol. 5, III.)

Osgood, Kenneth A., and Etheridge, Brian C. (eds.). (2010). The United States and Public Diplomacy: New Directions in Cultural and International History.   (Reviewed by Bruce Gregory in Vol. 5, III.)
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