The 21st Century Ambassador examines the institution of the ambassador in the context of changing international relations. Combining theoretical rigor with practical experience, Kishan Rana raises some pertinent questions: Is the ambassador a political representative of his/her country in a foreign location? What has happened to the traditional roles the ambassador was expected to fulfil? How have Indian envoys served their country and in which direction have their performance evolved? Highlighting the changes in international diplomacy, Rana delineates how roles and responsibilities of ambassadors are being redefined. The book argues that there is a greater functional necessity for the resident ambassador than any previous time in the volatility of contemporary international relations.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Kishan S. Rana is a former ambassador and member of the Indian Foreign Service. He is now Professor Emeritus at the DiploFoundation in Malta and Geneva, and teaches in their distance learning programs.
Table of Contents
1. The Transformed Plenipotentiary: Who is the Ambassador?
2. Ritual and Form: Protocol and Ceremonial
3. Partners and Techniques: Official Interlocutors
4. The Multilateral Ambassador: Multilateral and Bilateral Work
5. The Domestic Dimension: The Home Context
6. Leadership in the Embassy: The Ship's Captain
7. Human Resources: Training and Conferences
8. The Future: EU Experience