The Impact of Globalization on Diplomacy

very educational ! (-:


 Akin Iwilade


 This paper examines the impact of globalization on modern diplomacy. It attempts to demonstrate the role of increasing transnational linkages on the nature of diplomatic practice and its effectiveness. Interrogating the various dimensions of globalization, the paper highlights how it has increased the significance of non-state actors and heightened both conflict and cooperation. It also examines new and emerging issues in interstate relations in the context of globalization and attempts to draw attention to how these new issue areas have affected the conduct of diplomacy.

In promoting a robust interrogation of globalization’s impact on the conduct of diplomacy, the paper utilizes comparative method of analysis to highlight elements of continuity and change in 21st century diplomacy. It also looks at future trends in the light of emerging issue areas in inter-state relations and therefore attempts to construct an image of the future. In the…

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