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The Resource At home with the diplomats : inside a European foreign ministry, Iver B. Neumann

At home with the diplomats : inside a European foreign ministry, Iver B. Neumann

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At home with the diplomats : inside a European foreign ministry
Title
At home with the diplomats
Title remainder
inside a European foreign ministry
Statement of responsibility
Iver B. Neumann
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The 2010 WikiLeaks release of 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables has made it eminently clear that there is a vast gulf between the public face of diplomacy and the opinions and actions that take place behind embassy doors. In At Home with the Diplomats, Iver B. Neumann offers unprecedented access to the inner workings of a foreign ministry. Neumann worked for several years at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he had an up-close view of how diplomats conduct their business and how they perceive their own practices. In this book he shows us how diplomacy is conducted on a day-to-day basis. Approaching contemporary diplomacy from an anthropological perspective, Neumann examines the various aspects of diplomatic work and practice, including immunity, permanent representation, diplomatic sociability, accreditation, and issues of gender equality. Neumann shows that the diplomat working abroad and the diplomat at home are engaged in two different modes of knowledge production. Diplomats in the field focus primarily on gathering and processing information. In contrast, the diplomat based in his or her home capital is caught up in the seemingly endless production of texts: reports, speeches, position papers, and the like. Neumann leaves the reader with a keen sense of the practices of diplomacy: relations with foreign ministries, mediating between other people's positions while integrating personal and professional into a cohesive whole, adherence to compulsory routines and agendas, and, above all, the generation of knowledge. Yet even as they come to master such quotidian tasks, diplomats are regularly called upon to do exceptional things, such as negotiating peace. -- Publisher description
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Neumann, Iver B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Expertise : Cultures and technologies of knowledge
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  • Neumann, Iver B
  • Neumann, Iver B
  • Diplomatic and consular service, European
  • Diplomatic and consular service, Norwegian
  • Diplomats
  • Diplomats
  • Europe
  • Norway
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Diplomatic and consular service, European
  • Diplomatic and consular service, Norwegian
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Diplomats
  • Europe
  • Norway
Label
At home with the diplomats : inside a European foreign ministry, Iver B. Neumann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : who are they and where do they come from? -- Abroad : the emergence of permanent diplomacy -- At home : the emergence of the foreign ministry -- The bureaucratic mode of knowledge production -- To be a diplomat -- Diplomats gendered and classed -- Conclusion : diplomatic knowledge
Control code
ocn785782378
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 216 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801462993
Lccn
2011022560
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801462993
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4rdz5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785782378
Label
At home with the diplomats : inside a European foreign ministry, Iver B. Neumann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : who are they and where do they come from? -- Abroad : the emergence of permanent diplomacy -- At home : the emergence of the foreign ministry -- The bureaucratic mode of knowledge production -- To be a diplomat -- Diplomats gendered and classed -- Conclusion : diplomatic knowledge
Control code
ocn785782378
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 216 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801462993
Lccn
2011022560
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801462993
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4rdz5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785782378

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