Philosophy of diplomacy with special reference to the anti-diplomacy of the postmodern and unipolar world

Politeia. 2016;6(12):37-55


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Journal Title: Politeia

ISSN: 2232-9641 (Print); 2566-2805 (Online)

Publisher: Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Hercegovina and Institute for Political Studies, Belgrade, Serbia

LCC Subject Category: Social Sciences

Country of publisher: Serbia

Language of fulltext: English

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Vlajki Emil (University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina)


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Abstract | Full Text

Diplomacy is treated, generally (and wrongly), as just a skill, profession and / or a trade. It is a systematization of what, apparently, happens in practice and, partially, the means and manner of operation of diplomatic activities in theory and practice of international relations. Profound understanding of diplomacy is partly delivered through ethics and activities. However, these ethics are presented in its metaphysical form and, as such, have a unilateral, non-dynamic and non-dialectical Manichaean meaning. For example, peace is something that is good and moral, violence and the like are evil therefor try(ing) to keep the peace is positive, and so on. Things are very different when viewed through the dialectics of history that knows no common morality. The formation and disappearance of nations and civilizations has its roots in terms of history. Violence is often shown as a necessity and is necessity - immoral? Diplomacy, based (metaphorically) on the 'Words', has its roots in the Bible itself and therefore in theory, is a constitutive part of the philosophy of history. In regards to diplomacy, this paper ponder the terms of: the totality, of its Spirit, the Truth, of necessity, freedom, dialectic, postmodernism, neo-liberalism and a hint of the future, historically more humane society.