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

By G R Berridge, Alan James (auth.)

This new Dictionary , the main accomplished ever devoted to international relations, will supply a far wanted source within the box. not just does it comprise a finished variety of diplomatic phrases, however it additionally contains entries on felony phrases, political occasions, foreign agencies 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 comparable topics and individuals of the numerous diplomatic providers of the area will locate this ebook indispensable.

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See also diplomatic archives, registry. 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 many signatories to the UN Convention on the *Law of the Sea so designated the resources of the deep-sea bed; and many states regard *Antarctica in the same light. Common Market. The popular term for the European Economic Community (EEC), the Common Market was one of the two ‘communities’ created in the Treaties of Rome (1957) by the six founding members of what has today grown into the *European Union. (The second one was the European Atomic Energy Agency. ) The term was also loosely applied to the *European Community (EC), the designation applied collectively to all three communities after the merger treaty came into force in 1967.

See also diplomacy (sense 1). ). A generic term for the following three entries. See also acting high commissioner. ). The member of a *diplomatic mission who takes charge of an *embassy or a *legation during the temporary absence of its *head, or pending the appointment of a new head. a. to be a member of their *diplomatic service rather than a highranking specialist who is serving as a *temporary diplomat. To achieve that end such an officer’s *diplomatic rank may be upgraded to place him or her as number two in the mission’s internal order of *precedence.

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