A Dictionary of Diplomacy by G R Berridge, Alan James (auth.)

By G R Berridge, Alan James (auth.)

This new Dictionary , the main complete ever devoted to international relations, will offer a miles wanted source within the box. not just does it comprise a accomplished diversity of diplomatic phrases, however it additionally contains entries on criminal phrases, political occasions, overseas corporations and significant figures who've occupied the diplomatic scene or written influentially approximately it over the past part millennium. All scholars of international relations and similar topics and individuals of the numerous diplomatic companies of the area will locate this e-book indispensable.

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The concept is now firmly embedded in the practices of the international society; but the term receives relatively little international use, notwithstanding the impeccable political correctitude of its origin – a nineteenth-century protest by Irish people against the refusal of one Captain Boycott to reduce rents. Instead, the same concept is expressed through the use of the term *sanctions. See also embargo. breach of diplomatic relations. See diplomatic relations. Bretton Woods. The resort in New Hampshire, USA, at which a 1944 conference agreed to establish an *International Monetary Fund and an *International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the World Bank).

The name given in Britain to the serious tension which occurred between that state and Iceland in the period 1972–6 over the latter’s unilateral extension of the area in which she claimed the exclusive right to fish. See also exclusive economic zone. coercive diplomacy. A euphemism for the threat or use of force against an opponent in order to foster a more cooperative cast of mind. In the shape of *bomber diplomacy, this was a tactic adopted by *NATO against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia during the *Kosovo crisis in 1999.

Except for some very small or special instances, colonies have largely disappeared, reflecting the anti-colonial ethos of the age. There has also been a corresponding change in terminology. In British practice, ‘colony’ was first changed to dependent territory; but in 1998 that was judged by the new Labour Government to be demeaning, and the term was altered to ‘overseas territory’. However, whereas the territories in question had been known as British Dependent Territories, they were now to be called United Kingdom Overseas Territories.

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