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Costas M. Constantinou and James Der Derian (eds.) (2010). Sustainable Diplomacies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN 978-0-230-24189-3, xii + 289 pp., UK£ 60.

Costas M. Constantinou and James Der Derian (eds.) (2010). Sustainable Diplomacies. Basingstoke:... Book Reviews / The Hague Journal of Diplomacy 6 (2011) 457-463 459 Costas M. Constantinou and James Der Derian (eds.) (2010). Sustainable Diplo- macies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN 978-0-230-24189-3, xii + 289 pp., UK£ 60. ‘Can diplomacy be saved? Can diplomacy save us?’ These are ambitious questions for practitioners and academics alike in the field of diplomacy. Costas Constanti- nou and James Der Derian have taken up the gauntlet in trying to answer these questions. Both scholars have long been preoccupied with theorizing and concep- tualizing diplomacy. This book’s goal is to rehabilitate diplomacy by proposing a new perspective that moves beyond the conventional dichotomy between theory and practice. Contributions from a heterogeneous group of authors were collected in order to achieve this, with each contribution dealing with a different aspect of sustainable diplomacy. The editors state in their introduction that sustainability in a diplo- matic context consists of two interrelated dimensions: the first concerns the ongo- ing durability of diplomacy as opposed to its disposability, especially in the post-9/11 period when the Bush administration considered military solutions to be a better means to get the desired results; the second dimension considers diplo- macy as a means of ensuring http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Hague Journal of Diplomacy Brill

Costas M. Constantinou and James Der Derian (eds.) (2010). Sustainable Diplomacies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN 978-0-230-24189-3, xii + 289 pp., UK£ 60.

The Hague Journal of Diplomacy , Volume 6 (3-4): 3 – Mar 21, 2011

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Book Reviews / The Hague Journal of Diplomacy 6 (2011) 457-463 459 Costas M. Constantinou and James Der Derian (eds.) (2010). Sustainable Diplo- macies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN 978-0-230-24189-3, xii + 289 pp., UK£ 60. ‘Can diplomacy be saved? Can diplomacy save us?’ These are ambitious questions for practitioners and academics alike in the field of diplomacy. Costas Constanti- nou and James Der Derian have taken up the gauntlet in trying to answer these questions. Both scholars have long been preoccupied with theorizing and concep- tualizing diplomacy. This book’s goal is to rehabilitate diplomacy by proposing a new perspective that moves beyond the conventional dichotomy between theory and practice. Contributions from a heterogeneous group of authors were collected in order to achieve this, with each contribution dealing with a different aspect of sustainable diplomacy. The editors state in their introduction that sustainability in a diplo- matic context consists of two interrelated dimensions: the first concerns the ongo- ing durability of diplomacy as opposed to its disposability, especially in the post-9/11 period when the Bush administration considered military solutions to be a better means to get the desired results; the second dimension considers diplo- macy as a means of ensuring

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