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Diplomacy and International Politics

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  • Andreas Wilhelm
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The development of the international order is closely linked to the history of diplomacy to the present day. Diplomacy, as an institutionalized communication and negotiation system, represents a relevant field of action, both for the big questions of war and peace, as well as for numerous problem areas in international politics. Today, functions and forms of diplomacy range from traditional peace and crisis diplomacy to modern forms of compulsory diplomacy, summit and conference diplomacy.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany