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Emotional diplomacy: official emotion on the international stage

Emotional diplomacy: official emotion on the international stage

Hall, Todd H., 1976- author

This book explores the politics of officially expressed emotion on the international stage, looking at the ways in which state actors strategically deploy emotional behavior to shape the perceptions of others. Examining diverse instances of emotional behavior, the book reveals that official emotional displays are not simply cheap talk but rather play an important role in the strategies and interactions of state actors

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Published Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Todd H. Hall
ISBN: 0801453011, 1501701134, 9780801453014, 9781501701139
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language note: English.
Physical Description: 1 online resource
Subject: POLITICAL SCIENCE Government International.; Internationale Politik; International Relations.; Taiwan.; International relations.; Law, Politics & Government.; Emotionales Verhalten; Germany (West) Relations Israel.; SPORTS & RECREATION Outdoor Skills.; Taiwan Relations China.; Diplomatie; POLITICAL SCIENCE International Relations General.; Germany (West); China.; Israel.; Israel Relations Germany (West); International relations Psychological aspects.; Emotions Political aspects.; Kommunikationsverhalten; China Relations Taiwan.


  1. What is emotional diplomacy?
  2. Emotional diplomacy and the emotions in IR
  3. Official emotion as emotional labor
  4. Emotional diplomacy as a team performance
  5. The consequences of engaging in emotional diplomacy
  6. Variation in emotional diplomacy
  7. Empirical investigations
  8. Explaining the 1995-96 Taiwan Strait crisis from the traditional perspective
  9. The diplomacy of anger
  10. Empirical investigations
  11. Looking at the crisis as an episode of coercion vs. official anger
  12. Explaining the RF and PRC responses in terms of traditional statecraft
  13. The diplomacy of sympathy
  14. Empirical investigations
  15. Looking at RF and PRC responses as official sympathy
  16. Explaining FRG-Israeli relations from the perspective of existing theories
  17. The diplomacy of guilt
  18. Empirical investigations
  19. The Luxembourg agreement
  20. Bullets instead of ambassadors ... FRG weapons for Israel
  21. The path to normalization
  22. Subsequent years
  23. The diplomacy of anger
  24. The diplomacy of sympathy
  25. The diplomacy of guilt
  26. Additional strains
  27. Quotidian and signature forms of emotional diplomacy
  28. Official emotion, popular emotion, and "stickiness."