Euro-centric diplomacy: Challenging but manageable 1

  title={Euro-centric diplomacy: Challenging but manageable 1},
  author={Iver B. Neumann},
  journal={European Journal of International Relations},
  pages={299 - 321}
  • Iver B. Neumann
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • European Journal of International Relations
  • Drawing on the work of cultural anthropologists Clifford Geertz and Marshall Sahlins, I suggest a layered conceptualization of diplomacy as consisting of myths, sociabilities and practices which allows us to open the question of diplomacy’s Euro-centrism to empirical scrutiny. As do all known diplomatic systems, European diplomacy has its roots in the social systems of kinship and religion. It is rooted in Christian mythology, and this mythology informs its sociabilities and practices. Three… CONTINUE READING
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