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AuthorBurke, Lee H. author
TitleAmbassador at Large: Diplomat Extraordinary [electronic resource] / by Lee H. Burke
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1972
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Descript 176 p. 1 illus. online resource


A mbassador at Large: Diplomat Extraordinary is a welcome contriยญ bution to the literature on contemporary diplomacy, and is especially relevant to the conduct of United States foreign relations. Concomitant with pressures to escalate the level of diplomatic representation and negotiation, the Ambassador at Large, a recent innovation in the American diplomatic hierarchy, may play an increasingly important role. Should other governments follow the American lead by creating similar offices, a new, flexible layer of diplomatic relations may be added to the four which currently are most widely used, namely, the summit, the ministerial, the traditional professional, and the technical strata. Diplomacy may be defined as the international political process whereby political entities - mostly the recognized members of the famiยญ ly of nations, but also emergent states, international and supranational organizations, and a few special entities like the Vatican - conduct their official relations with one another in the international environยญ ment. Like other human and societal processes, it is astatic and in the course of time experiences significant changes. It has expanded to meet the needs of a rapidly proliferating community of nations and it has been adapted to the growing complex of international concerns and interactions. Scientific and technological changes have created new problems and revolutionized methods of diplomatic communication and transportation. These developments have both intensified the needs and enriched the potentialities of the diplomatic process. Throughout history doubtless each major, permeative modification in diplomatic practice has produced a so-called "new diplomacy


I. The Idea for the Office -- Presidental Personal Emissary -- Definition -- Presidential Appointment of Special Emissaries -- Functions -- Department of State Reorganization -- Synthesis โ{128}{148} Norman H. Davis -- II. The Office Established โ{128}{148} Philip C. Jessup: Secretary of State Deputy -- Appointment -- Functions -- United Nations -- Foreign Ministersโ{128}{153} Meetings -- Department of State Duties -- Resignation -- III. The Office Expanded โ{128}{148} W. Averell Harriman: High-Level Roving Ambassador -- First Appointment as Ambassador at Large โ{128}{148} 1961 -- Second Appointment as Ambassador at Large โ{128}{148} 1965 -- Functions -- Roving Emissary -- Ad Hoc Missions -- Conference Delegate -- Department of State Duties -- Conclusion -- IV. The Office as Expedient โ{128}{148} Chester Bowles and David M. Kennedy: Presidential Advisers -- Chester Bowles -- Appointment -- Functions -- Conclusion -- David M. Kennedy -- Appointment -- Functions -- Conclusion -- V. The Office as an Interim Post โ{128}{148} Llewellyn E. Thompson, Ellsworth Bunker, Henry Cabot Lodge, George C. McGhee: Area Specialists -- Llewellyn E. Thompson -- Functions -- Ellsworth Bunker -- Functions -- Henry Cabot Lodge -- Functions -- George C. McGhee -- Functions -- Conclusion -- VI. The Ambassador at Large โ{128}{148} Past and Future -- Background -- Concepts of the Office -- Appointment Process -- Functions -- Roving Emissary -- Ad Hoc Missions -- Conference Delegate -- Presidential Adviser -- Secretary of State Deputy -- Department of State Duties -- Summary -- Level of Operation -- Conclusion -- Appendix A. Background Sketch of Ambassadors at Large -- Appendix B. Principal Publications of Ambassadors at Large -- Appendix C. Summary of Activities of Ambassadors at Large -- Appendix D. Foreign Travel by Secretary of State Dean Rusk -- Selected Bibliography

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