What is it about?
How should we understand diplomacy conducted directly world leaders and its interaction with a domestic society? This article presents a framework to show that people's acceptance or contestation of leader-level diplomacy, such as diplomatic visits or multilateral diplomacy, is influenced by their conception of the state as their "home," triggering either anxiety or a sense of pride among people.
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Why is it important?
The framework of summit diplomacy as a site for political elites and lay people to contest how a state's autonomy and equality are being compromised or protected through a leader's diplomacy can help us better understand why certain leader-level diplomatic activities may be rejected by domestic constituents.
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This page is a summary of: Summit Diplomacy as Theatre of Sovereignty Contestation, The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, September 2022, Brill, DOI: 10.1163/1871191x-bja10131.
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