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Concise and Useful Feb 7, 2005
Diplomatic Handbook, 8th Edition by Ralph G. Feltham (Martinus Nijhoff: Brill Academic Publishers) The aim of this book is to provide a concise but comprehensive source of relevant information for those who are embarking on an international and, particularly, a diplomatic career. It is also useful for civil servants who are required to attend multilateral conferences on a wide range of subjects and for those interested in the meganisms of international relations.
Coverage includes: * the establishment and conduct of diplomatic relations * the organisation and functions of a Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at a diplomatic mission * protocol and procedure * diplomatic privileges and immunities * consular officers and consular posts * the European Union, NATO, the United Nations and other international * organisations * key elements of international law * conference practice and procedure * information, misinformation, disinformation, and media presentation skills * glossary of diplomatic, consular and economic terms
This new edition has been up-dated to take account of the major political, economic, social and technological changes which have taken place since the latest edition was published in 1998.
Ralph Feltham has been both a diplomat and a consular officer, and was founder and Director of the Oxford University Foreign Service Programme. He has taught at Diplomatic Academies worldwide over the past 30 years and is a founder member of the International Forum on Diplomatic Training