SKSU 6224 DIPLOMACY: THEORY AND PRACTICE
This course aims to discuss the major concepts and theories in the field of diplomacy and analyse its relevance to the realities of diplomatic practice. The scope of the course deals with the definition and concept of diplomacy, the origins and evolution of classical and modern diplomacy; instruments of foreign policy; coercive diplomacy and crisis management diplomacy; multilateral diplomacy and the role of the United Nations in maintaining international peace and security; comparison between public diplomacy and propaganda in the context of diplomatic communication; and the role of negotiation and mediation as diplomatic tools that facilitate conflict resolution. The role, functions, status and privileges of a diplomat are also given due consideration. Finally, the discussion will focus on the challenges for contemporary diplomatic theory and practicearising from globalisation and the ICT revolution.