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Consular Representation in an Emerging State: The Case of Norway

Consular Representation in an Emerging State: The Case of Norway <jats:sec><jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>The consular institution has regularly been viewed by academics and practitioners alike as the poor sibling of diplomacy: as a career sidetrack or tour of duty for aspiring ambassadors; and as an example devoid of all the intrigue and politics by historians and theoreticians of diplomacy. Through a detailed case study of the emergence and development of consular representation in Norway, this article demonstrates that any comprehensive history of diplomacy must include a history of the consular institution; that the history of the consular institution is nevertheless not reducible to a history of diplomacy; and that studying the consular institution offers up fresh perspectives on the social practices of representation and state formation.</jats:p> </jats:sec> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Hague Journal of Diplomacy Brill

Consular Representation in an Emerging State: The Case of Norway

The Hague Journal of Diplomacy , Volume 3 (1): 1 – Jan 1, 2008

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Publisher
Brill
Copyright
© 2008 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1871-1901
eISSN
1871-191X
DOI
10.1163/187119008X266146
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Abstract

<jats:sec><jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>The consular institution has regularly been viewed by academics and practitioners alike as the poor sibling of diplomacy: as a career sidetrack or tour of duty for aspiring ambassadors; and as an example devoid of all the intrigue and politics by historians and theoreticians of diplomacy. Through a detailed case study of the emergence and development of consular representation in Norway, this article demonstrates that any comprehensive history of diplomacy must include a history of the consular institution; that the history of the consular institution is nevertheless not reducible to a history of diplomacy; and that studying the consular institution offers up fresh perspectives on the social practices of representation and state formation.</jats:p> </jats:sec>

Journal

The Hague Journal of DiplomacyBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2008

Keywords: CONSULS; DIPLOMACY; NORWAY; SMALL STATES; INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

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