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Costas M. Constantinou

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Everyday Diplomacy: Mission, Spectacle And The Remaking Of Diplomatic Culture, Costas M. Constantinou Dec 2015

Everyday Diplomacy: Mission, Spectacle And The Remaking Of Diplomatic Culture, Costas M. Constantinou

Costas M. Constantinou

Images, narratives and practices of diplomacy occur on a daily basis. The everydayness
and ordinariness of diplomacy, however, is not readily acknowledged – at least within the
discipline of International Relations (IR). In matters diplomatic, during the last century,
the discipline predominantly concentrated on the activities of the official agents of states
as infused by the aristocratic and bureaucratic tradition of the European international
society (Satow 1922, Nicolson 1939, Kissinger 1994). Even among critical IR scholars
considering the ‘future of diplomacy’ more recently, diplomacy is only reserved for the
work of diplomats representing sovereign territorial units. It is not meant for ...


Engaging The 'Ungoverned': The Merging Of Diplomacy, Defence And Development, Costas M. Constantinou, Sam Okoth Opondo Dec 2015

Engaging The 'Ungoverned': The Merging Of Diplomacy, Defence And Development, Costas M. Constantinou, Sam Okoth Opondo

Costas M. Constantinou

This article explores biopolitical practices that extend beyond national borders and take the whole
of humanity as their province. It looks at how attempts to secure and optimize conditions of living
in Africa are not merely governmental in scope but also diplomatic in their conceptualization and
conduct. It specifically examines the merging of diplomacy, defence and development (or the 3Ds),
which purports to optimize life and shape ways of being in areas that cannot be ‘fully governed’
or resist domestication. It assesses the impact of diplomatic pluralization, characterized by the
militarization of diplomacy and development, the diplomatization of the military ...