What is it about?
This article about the use of symbols, rituals, and ceremonies in diplomacy. It helps to better understand the essence and hidden meaning of diplomatic interactions and practice. The article describes the use of language, imagery, and ritual-related symbolism in international diplomacy.
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Why is it important?
Diplomacy makes extensive use of symbols, rituals and ceremonies. However, symbolism in diplomacy can also be used formally and manipulatively. The study of the affective role of symbols, as well as symbolic insults in diplomatic and international social practice, is of both theoretical and practical interest.
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This page is a summary of: Diplomacy and Symbolism, The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, January 2013, Brill, DOI: 10.1163/1871191x-12341254.
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