Diplomatic practice 872

Module code DIP 872
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

An introduction and advanced analysis is provided of global diplomatic practice, one of the most important institutionalised activities within the international system. The focus is predominantly state-centric, although the growing impact of non-state entities on the form and substance of diplomacy is accommodated. Aspects such as the evolution, modes, styles, legal framework and institutions of diplomacy are investigated, as well as the specific roles and functions of diplomats and emerging areas of diplomatic specialisation.  An African perspective on all of the above is prioritised, and in this regard specific emphasis is placed on mediation - a diplomatic mode and specialisation that is crucial within the context of African diplomatic practice.

Module credits 30.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 lecture per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Academic organisation Political Sciences
Period of presentation Semester 1 or Semester 2

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