Satow's Diplomatic Practice Synopsis
First published in 1917, Satow's Diplomatic Practice has long been hailed as a classic and authoritative text. An indispensable guide for anyone working in or studying the field of diplomacy, this seventh, centenary edition builds on the extensive revision in the sixth edition. The volume provides an enlarged and updated section on the history of diplomacy, including the exponential growth in multilateral diplomacy, and revises comprehensively the practice of diplomacy and the corpus of diplomatic and international law since the end of the Cold War. It traces the substantial expansion in numbers both of sovereign states and international and regional organisations and features detailed chapters on diplomatic privileges and immunities, diplomatic missions, and consular matters, treaty-making and conferences. The volume also examines alternative forms of diplomacy, from the work of NGOs to the use of secret envoys, as well as a study of the interaction with intelligence agencies and commercial security firms. It also discusses the impact of international terrorism and other violent non-state actors on the life and work of a diplomat. Finally, in recognition of the speed of changes in the field over the last ten years, this seventh edition examines the developments and challenges of modern diplomacy through new chapters on human rights and public/digital diplomacy by experts in their respective fields.
Satow's Diplomatic Practice Press Reviews
Review from previous edition Satow's Diplomatic Practice has been the diplomat's bible for nearly a century and the publication of the first new edition for thirty years will receive a much deserved welcome. This new edition of Satow is a treasure trove of information, all of it presented in a wonderfully readable form. It will be indispensable for all practitioners of diplomacy. * Judge Sir Christopher Greenwood * Having clarity over the rules of the game, developing experience in separating duty from stupidity, finding the right words when the sword might be the alternative, are all part of the practice of diplomacy at its finest. This book is a treasure for illustrating what that is. * Jeremy Greenstock, The Times Literary Supplement * ...the only book that explains what diplomacy is and how it is organised across the world, with the UK at its centre...an extremely interesting account of how diplomacy works and what its machinery does. * Jeremy Greenstock, Diplomat, interviewed by Sophie Roell for fivebooks.com * This seventh edition in a famous series, updated with new chapters on international law, human rights and public diplomacy, yet again provides a complete education in the conduct of international relations. Don't treat it as a reference book: it is an absorbing account of the history and modern practice of an absolutely vital profession if world peace is to have a chance. With myths debunked and light cast on dark corners, this valuable revision breathes fresh reality. * Jeremy Greenstock, Former UK Ambassador to the United Nations * As the law increasingly impacts on all aspects of modern life, so the art of diplomacy requires new expertise: this new edition of Satow builds upon and updates its definitive analysis of the problems of modern diplomacy and brings together other specialist knowledge (including on human rights, public diplomacy, international law and terrorism) all of which is critical both for the diplomat and all those interested in the subject. * Brian Leveson, President of the Queen's Bench Division of the Royal Courts of Justice * This centenary edition of Satow's Diplomatic Practice, because of the depth of its scholarship and practitioner wisdom, deserves to become a modern classic and a copy should be in every diplomatic mission worldwide. It is not just a reference book full of factual information. It is also written with a blend of wit and anecdote which individual diplomats should have in their personal library to dip into accumulating knowledge and diplomatic skills. * David Owen, Former UK Foreign Secretary * Within its more than 800 pages, the book as you would expect, covers and astoundingly wide range of topics including much new material... The book is erudite, authoritative and a fascinating read - and as such, should attract a readership that extends beyond the diplomatic and legal fraternities. Scholars and researchers too, will appreciate the extensive footnoting and the tables of cases and of legislation. * Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers * The new edition strikes an elegant balance between old and new. Much historical material remains, so that the reader understands the history of diplomacy and the customs, practices and historical incidents which have shaped the modern system... One of the most readable books in the field of international law reaches its centenary in excellent shape - a fitting tribute to Satow's extraordinary career. * Alison Macdonald QC, The Law of Nations * There are some books everyone working or interested in international relations (and law) should own: Satow's Diplomatic Practice definitely belongs on this list. ... Sir Ivor Roberts has managed to compile a classic treatise of international law and thereby continue the great work by his famous predecessor. * Ralph Janik, Czech Yearbook of Public & Private International Law *