U.S. Department of State: A Reference History

Cover
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1999 - 763 Seiten

This reference history describes and analyzes the State Department and Foreign Service of the United States. It also outlines the history of three major State Department functions, namely, the treatymaking process and record, representation in international conferences, and participation in international organizations and other agencies. The volume covers more than two centuries--from the genesis of American diplomacy to the 1990s. Unlike other works, this volume deals with such matters as departmental organization and management; personnel and staffing; administrative practices, reform, and reorganization; and the Department's operations, functions, principal and other officers, and problems.

The volume consists of eight chapters, extensively footnoted, each of which focuses on successive periods grouped in four major historical eras. Tables are designed to serve as further reference for long-range historical analysis and exploration. The book is supplemented with three appendixes and a comprehensive bibliography. A complete and up-to-date major reference, this will be an asset to the reference collections of both academic and public libraries.

Im Buch

Was andere dazu sagen - Rezension schreiben

Es wurden keine Rezensionen gefunden.

Ausgewählte Seiten

Inhalt

Diplomatic and Consular Representation
309
Treaty an Agreement Making
340
International Conferences and Meetings
358
International Organizations and Other Agencies
366
Publications of the Department of State
368
United States as a Superpower The Contemporary Era Since 1945
391
The New Diplomacy
394
Summit and Ministerial Diplomacy
400

Treaty Making
49
ConclusionStatus at end of Federalist Period
52
PostFederalist Period Germination and Crystallization 18011829
67
Diplomatic and Consular Representation
78
Treaty Making
88
Conclusion
98
Transition PeriodExtension and Stabilization 18291861
109
Staffing and Reorganizing the Department
117
Home of the Department
128
Diplomatic and Consular Representation
138
Treaty Making
153
Conclusion
161
The Road to Becoming a Great World PowerAmplification Innovation and Renovation 18611913
185
Presidents and their Secretaries and Senior Departmental Staff
187
Composition Reorganization and Management
197
Diplomatic and Consular Representation
208
Treaty Making
232
International Conferences and Organizations
248
Conclusion
251
United States Becomes a SuperpowerExpansion Reorganization and Career Consolidation 19141945
269
Presidents and their Secretaries of State
271
Management Reorganization and Modernization
284
Presidents and Their Secretaries of State
417
Department of State Management
434
Diplomatic and Consular Representation
477
Treaty Making
525
International Conferences and Meetings
564
Public International Organizations and Other Agencies
590
Documents and Publications of the Department of State
607
The Future
653
Domestic and International Environments
655
The Department of State
656
The Foreign Service
661
Contemporary and Future Diplomacy
666
Recognition and Awards
667
Future Development and Problems
668
What is Past is PrologueAssessments
669
Principal Statutes and Executive Orders concerning the Department of State and the Foreign Service
683
US Law on the Conduct of American Foreign Relations
691
US Territorial Expansion
697
Bibliography
699
Index
733
Urheberrecht

Häufige Begriffe und Wortgruppen

Beliebte Passagen

Seite 53 - Europe has a set of primary interests which to us have none or a very remote relation. Hence, she must be engaged in frequent controversies, the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns. Hence, therefore, it must be unwise in us to implicate ourselves by artificial ties in the ordinary vicissitudes of her politics, or the ordinary combinations and collisions of her friendships or enmities.
Seite 53 - ... in frequent controversies, the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns. Hence, therefore, it must be unwise in us to implicate ourselves by artificial ties, in the ordinary vicissitudes of her politics, or the ordinary combinations and collisions of her friendships or enmities. Our detached and distant situation invites and enables us to pursue a different course.
Seite 68 - In the war between those new governments and Spain, we declared our neutrality at the time of their recognition, and to this we have adhered, and shall continue to adhere, provided no change shall occur which, in the judgment of competent authorities of this government, shall make a corresponding change on the part of the United States indispensable to their security.
Seite 53 - Why forego the advantages of so peculiar a situation ? Why quit our own to stand upon foreign ground ? Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor, or caprice?
Seite 381 - Absolute freedom of navigation upon the seas, outside territorial waters, alike in peace and in war, except as the seas may be closed in whole or in part by international action for the enforcement of...
Seite 107 - The united states in congress assembled shall also be the last resort on appeal in all disputes and differences now subsisting or that hereafter may arise between two or more states concerning boundary, jurisdiction or any other cause whatever; which authority shall always be exercised in the manner following.
Seite 160 - The neutral flag covers enemy's goods, with the exception of contraband of war. 3. Neutral goods, with the exception of contraband of war, are not liable to capture under enemy's flag. 4. Blockades, in order to be binding, must be effective — that is to say, maintained by a force sufficient really to prevent access to the coast of the enemy.
Seite 36 - States to be guilty of a violation of this section shall be removed from office by the President of the United States...
Seite 36 - Affairs; and who, whenever the said principal officer shall be removed from office by the President of the United States, or in any other case of vacancy, shall, during such vacancy, have the charge and custody of all records, books, and papers appertaining to the said department.

Über den Autor (1999)

ELMER PLISCHKE is Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland, College Park, and is a recognized authority on U.S. foreign relations and State Department matters.

Bibliografische Informationen