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What's Wrong with Diplomacy? The Future of Diplomacy and the Case of China and the UK

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHawthorn
PublisherPenguin Books
Number of pages102
ISBN (Print)0734310560, 9780734310569
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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NamePenguin Specials

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Abstract

Traditional methods of diplomacy are fast becoming antiquated. Secrecy, pomp and elitism may have dictated diplomatic strategy of the Cold War era, but in a digitised twenty-first century, inclusivity and transparency are values of increasing importance. Access to information is being democratised for a global citizenry, and nowadays everyone is a potential diplomat. From the handover of Hong Kong to recent high-profile political scandal, former diplomat Kerry Brown explores the chequered relationship between the UK and China, offering fresh insights into the fraught and ever-changing dynamic between these two countries. What's Wrong with Diplomacy? is a call to arms and a probing indictment of diplomacy's failure to adapt to a changing world.

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