By G. R. Berridge
Like any professions, international relations has spawned its personal really good terminology and it really is this lexicon which gives the thematic backbone of this dictionary. The Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of international relations additionally contains entries on felony phrases and significant figures who've occupied the diplomatic scene or have written influentially approximately it during the last part millennium, in addition to a few on overseas enterprises of detailed value. This 3rd variation has been up-to-date with new entries, for instance on e-diplomacy, Ottawa procedure, R2P, stovepiping, and transformational international relations. the result's an excellent tighter specialise in the language of international relations, whereas making insurance of it much more entire than ahead of. scholars of foreign politics and similar topics in addition to junior individuals of diplomatic companies can flip to this publication for advice in realizing the technicalities of diplomatic and linked language.
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Apostolic delegate. The Pope’s representative to the Roman Catholic Church in a country beyond the Vatican. Normally, therefore, the apostolic delegate does not enjoy *diplomatic status but 11/28/2011 11:24:42 AM arbitration 21 in the past he has sometimes functioned as a de facto envoy to a *state. This was especially true of states with a predominantly Protestant tradition such as Britain and the United States, where until the early 1980s the political risk of openly accepting a papal diplomat was considered too high.
As, in the second half of the twentieth century, those instruments largely went out of vogue (in both political and legal respects), little is now heard of buffer states. In consequence, small states are much more physically secure than they used to be. But they are no less subject to non-physical pressures from larger states than hitherto. buffer zone. An area lying between two hostile (and often recently belligerent) states or groups in which neither of them maintains armed forces. There is thus a territorial dividing zone between their forces, which reduces the likelihood of accidental conflict and may contribute to a calmer disposition on one or both sides.
Apostolic nunciature. See nunciature. arbitration. The settlement of a dispute through reference to an (ad hoc) arbitral tribunal, the members of which may possibly be selected from the *Permanent Court of Arbitration. An arbitral tribunal may also be established to deal with a class of disputes that have arisen or may be expected to arise out of a particular situation. Except to the extent to which two or more states have agreed in advance that apostolic nuncio. See nuncio. apostolic pro-nuncio.
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