Studies in Diplomacy and International Relations
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Multi-Layered Diplomacy in a Global State

The International Relations of California

Authors: Holmes, Alison R.

  • Develops our understanding of California as a global actorOffers an innovative approach to paradiplomacy
  • Provides theoretical contributions to diplomatic studies through the study of California as a test case
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This book explores the growing importance of subnational diplomacy by examining the state of California. As the fifth largest economy in the world, California’s tribes, counties, cities and the state itself are changing the shape of diplomatic theory and practice and defining what it means to be a ‘global’ state. As both a theoretical text and a practical guide, this book offers a current snapshot of California, then connects this narrative to the fundamental international relations concepts of diplomacy and sovereignty and the working assumptions of professionals in the field. Through interviews with those representing all of the entities of the state - as well as the diplomats sent to the United States to represent the interests of their home countries - Holmes creates what she calls the ‘vertical axis of diplomacy’, providing context and depth to a (re)emerging form of diplomacy, increasingly relevant in this pandemic moment.

About the authors

Alison R. Holmes is Associate Professor and Program Leader for International Studies at Humboldt State University, USA. Prior to academe, Holmes worked in British politics for ten years, then in strategic communications for the BBC. She was also Managing Director for BritishAmerican Business and the US Ambassador’s speechwriter in London.


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eBook 67,40 €
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Hardcover 83,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multi-Layered Diplomacy in a Global State
Book Subtitle
The International Relations of California
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Diplomacy and International Relations
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-54132-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-54132-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-54131-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 227
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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