SKSU 6224 DIPLOMACY: THEORY AND PRACTICE

Synopsis
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.

MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCES IN STRATEGY AND DIPLOMACY

CURRICULUM STRUCTURE INSTRUCTORS APPLICATION FORM

INSTITUTE OF DIPLOMACY AND FOREIGN RELATIONS (IDFR)
Competency Enhancement Centre (CEC)
Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia
Jalan Wisma Putra
50460 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

Tel: +603 2149 1000
Fax: +603 2144 2529
Website: www.idfr.gov.my

Encik Suhaimi Salleh
Principal Assistant Director
Centre for Competency Enhancement
Email: [email protected] 

 

UNIVERSITI KEBANGSAAN (NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF) MALAYSIA (UKM)
Politics and Security Research Centre
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FSSK)
National University of Malaysia (UKM)
43600 Bangi, Selangor, MALAYSIA

Tel: +603 8921 3265/5710
Fax: +603 8921 3290
Website: http://www.ukm.my/ppsps/

Associate Professor Dr. Kuik Cheng Chwee
Programme Coordinator
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

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Master of Social Sciences in Strategy and Diplomacy