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Plural Diplomacies: Normative Predicaments and Functional by Noé Cornago

By Noé Cornago

In Plural Diplomacies: Normative Predicaments and practical Imperatives , Noé Cornago asserts the necessity to repair the long-interrupted continuity among the relevance of international relations as raison de système - in an international that's even more than an international of States - and its distinct price to be able to mediate the numerous alienations skilled through contributors and social teams.

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20 chapter one diplomacy not as a venue for knowledge management, but as a way of knowledge itself, remain outside of his scope. This significance of ‘diplomacy’ as a mode of knowledge, has been vindicated recently by some outstanding intellectual figures such as Isabelle Stengers and Bruno Latour, with a variety of arguments that, paradoxically, remain largely ignored in the field of diplomatic studies. 43 For so doing she first delineates what she names the ‘psychosocial type’ of diplomats as one ‘whose practice involves exchange and who incorporates the tension between territoriality and deterritorialization’.

49 See Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel (eds), Making Things Public: Atmospheres of Democracy (Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2005). 50 See Bruno Latour, Un monde pluriel mais commun: entretiens avec François Ewald (Paris: Éditions de l’Aube, 2003), pp. 286–287; and Bruno Latour, Politics of Nature: How to Bring the Sciences into democracy (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2004). 51 See Bruno Latour, ‘The Recall of Modernity: Anthropological Approaches’, Cultural Studies Review, vol. 13, no. 1, 2007, p.

87 In his examination of the ‘diplomat as a stranger’ Sasson Sofer arrives at a somewhat similar but more nuanced conclusion: The diplomat’s style of life and the practice of his art, makes him a stranger to others and estranged from himself; this estrangement is an inherent part of the diplomatic practice and beneficial to the accomplishment of the diplomat’s mission; this estrangement, however, turns the diplomat into a natural candidate for being the ‘pathetic victim’ of international affairs.

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