The Foreign Ministries of China, India, Japan, Singapore, and Thailand
By (author) Kishan S. Rana
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Asian Diplomacy by Kishan S. Rana
Book DescriptionBased on over 160 interviews, Asian Diplomacy evaluates the ministries of foreign affairs in five major Asian countries. For each country, Kishan S. Rana first sketches the historical and political background of its diplomatic service. He reviews the structural features of the service; its responsibilities in such key areas as economic and political relations; and its methods for intragovernmental relations, decision making, and crisis management. He then provides a summary assessment of each service and concludes by asking what is special about Asian diplomacy. Asian diplomatic services will become central to international relations as globalization spreads and the influence of Asian countries continues to grow. Rana's pioneering comparative examination provides a sound basis for understanding this new diplomatic environment.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801891960
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States
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Text that focuses on the contemporary practice of diplomacy, looking at how states deal with each other and analyzing elements of change.
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Author Biography - Kishan S. Rana
Kishan S. Rana is a retired Indian diplomat who served as ambassador to Algeria, Czechoslovakia, Kenya, Mauritius, and Germany. Since retiring he has had a variety of consulting and academic roles. He was a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in 2005.
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