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International Relations
Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

The aim of this course is to introduce you to the history of the democratic practice and to how it has evolved until today. Moreover, the course covers the diplomatic law and the types of modern diplomacy. Also, it presents you with the differences between bilateral and multilateral diplomatic activities and with the dimensions encompassed by a diplomatic mission.

Course Content

1. The origin and history of diplomatic practice

  a) From Antiquity to the Renaissance period

  b) The Congress of Vienna

  c) First World War

  d) From WWI to present-day

2. Diplomatic law

  a) The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations

  b) Diplomatic immunity

  c) Diplomatic communications

3. Types of modern diplomacy

  a) Public

  b) Preventive

  c) Economic

  d) Others

4. Diplomatic activity

  a) Bilateral diplomatic activity

  b) Multilateral diplomatic activity

5. Diplomatic missions

6. Recent case studies related to the application of the diplomatic law


G. R. Berridge - Diplomacy: Theory and Practice - Palgrave Macmillan (2010)

Jeremy Black - A History of Diplomacy - Reaktion Books (2010)

Peter Marshall - Positive Diplomacy - Palgrave Macmillan UK (1997)

Kissinger, H., Diplomacy (1995)