Diplomatic Representation in the Public Sphere: Performing Accreditation

  title={Diplomatic Representation in the Public Sphere: Performing Accreditation},
  author={Iver B. Neumann},
  journal={The Hague Journal of Diplomacy},
  • I. Neumann
  • Published 15 November 2019
  • History
  • The Hague Journal of Diplomacy
Part of diplomatic work is public, which means that a diplomat has to be presentable, that is ‘lean, smart, or decent enough to be seen in public’ (Oxford English Dictionary). Part one recognizes the recent spate of work on aesthetics and representation in the social sciences and diplomacy studies, and asks why it was so late in coming when representation has always been constitutive of diplomacy. In answer, it points to the enlightenment’s distrust of visuals and particularly to the twentieth… 
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