A Dictionary of Diplomacy, 1st Edition by G R Berridge, Alan James (auth.)

By G R Berridge, Alan James (auth.)

This new Dictionary , the main finished ever devoted to international relations, will offer a miles wanted source within the box. not just does it comprise a finished diversity of diplomatic phrases, however it additionally comprises entries on criminal phrases, political occasions, overseas firms and significant figures who've occupied the diplomatic scene or written influentially approximately it during the last part millennium. All scholars of international relations and similar matters and participants of the various diplomatic providers of the realm will locate this ebook indispensable.

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It aims at economic cooperation, the coordination of foreign policy, and functional cooperation in various fields. Its main organ is the Conference of Heads of Government. Its headquarters and secretariat are in Georgetown, Guyana. casual courier. An officer of the British *Diplomatic Service who is temporarily co-opted to carry diplomatic mail on a particular journey; this mail can on occasions be classified ‘secret’ or above. In addition to a private passport, the courier carries a special ‘Casual Courier’s Passport’.

Chancellery. (1) The ministries of *foreign affairs of the *major powers. This was the meaning of this word when it was used before the First World War in the phrase ‘the Chancelleries of Europe’. (2) The political section of a *diplomatic mission. This was the sense in which it was sometimes used in the US Foreign Service until the 1960s, though the British usually insisted that this was wrong, not least because it caused confusion with the first meaning of ‘chancellery’. The proper term here, they felt, was *chancery.

Very occasionally, however, it may not be possible for a *sending state to establish its mission in the capital, as when it does not recognize the legiti- macy of the receiving state’s occupancy of that city. This occurs in the case of Israel, with the result that almost all diplomatic missions are based not in the capital, Jerusalem, but in Tel Aviv. capitulations. Privileges extended by the sultan of the Ottoman Empire to foreign states for the benefit of their locally resident subjects. There were earlier examples, but the capitulations negotiated with France in the middle of the sixteenth century were the model for those subsequently granted to the other European powers.

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