Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian began his lifelong career in foreign service in the Kennedy administration. He has served as the Assistant Secretary of State for Near East affairs in both the Bush and Clinton administrations and participated in both the 1985 and 1991 Geneva Summits. After retiring from the Foreign Service in 1994, he became the founding director of the James Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University, and he also chairs an advisory group on United States public diplomacy in the Arab and Muslim Worlds.
This new edition features:
Greater coverage of the evolving theoretical literature on security, including more analysis of critical theory perspectives and emerging schools of thought.
Reflections on recent developments in the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine.
New data and cases on poverty, hunger and depression and greater analysis of the social and political implications of the prolonged period of stagnation the global economy has gone through.
New content reflecting the recent resurgence in populist nationalism evident in the election of Trump in the USA, the UK’s exit from the EU and the authoritarian turn taken in many countries.
Analysis of the 2015 Paris climate change treaty and the international responses to recent pandemics such as Ebola and Zika
A new section has been included on suicide, plugging a gap evident in the earlier editions.
User-friendly and easy to follow, this highly acclaimed and popular academic textbook is designed to make a complex subject accessible to all and will continue to be essential reading for everyone interested in security.
But that is only the beginning. Moving to the realities of the issue, author Christopher Paul reviews dozens of government reports on strategic communication and public diplomacy released since 2000, examining specific proposals related to improving strategic communication in the U.S. government and explaining the disagreements. Most important, he offers consensus and clarity for the way ahead, discussing how disparate elements of the government can be coordinated to master—and win—the "war of ideas" through fully integrated and synchronized communications and actions.