By G. R. Berridge
Like several professions, international relations has spawned its personal really expert terminology, and it really is this lexicon which supplies A Dictionary of Diplomacy's thematic backbone. besides the fact that, the dictionary additionally comprises entries on criminal phrases, political occasions, foreign organisations and significant figures who've occupied the diplomatic scene or have written influentially approximately it during the last part millennium. All scholars of international relations and similar matters and particularly junior individuals of the various diplomatic prone of the realm will locate this e-book quintessential.
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This was a fair point. In their defence, however, the Americans, who tended to use ‘chancellery’ and ‘chancery’ interchangeably, could have called in the Oxford English Dictionary, which points out that ‘chancery’ is simply a ‘worn down version’ of ‘chancellery’. chancery. (1) The political section of a *diplomatic mission. (2) The premises where chancery staff work, and thus a synonym for *embassy or *high commission. See also chancellery. channel of communication. The means whereby a state communicates with another.
See Kautilya. ask for passports. An expression sometimes used when a *head of mission is *recalled, temporarily or permanently, from the *receiving state in protest at some aspect of its behaviour. The phrase derives from the fact that at one time the receipt of a passport, in effect an exit *visa, was necessary for a foreigner to leave his country of residence. assemblies. assemblies. See parliamentary assistant attaché. See attaché. assistant under-secretary of state. Until recently, a senior position in Britain’s *Foreign and Commonwealth Office, coming beneath that of *deputy under-secretary of state and above that of *head of department.
The balance of power in this sense consists of a configuration of alliances shaped, among other things, by broad acceptance of certain practical rules or precepts: for example, that the most effective bulwark against a 19 revisionist power is a coalition of status quo powers, and that squeamishness about the domestic policies of potential allies is an expensive luxury. Many hoped that this traditional approach of the European states-system to the problem of international order would be replaced, or at least modified, by the *collective security procedures introduced in the twentieth century; however, these proved disappointing.