Beastly Diplomacy

Publisert: 4. okt. 2016

Even if beastly iconography has been pervasive in international politics, the study of diplomacy has traditionally focused solely on man as a political animal. Animals in diplomacy have been treated as a curiosity. This article stakes a claim for a more serious engagement with beastly diplomacy, arguing that animals matter through their ontic status; by representing states; as diplomatic subjects; and as objects of diplomacy. The article places particular emphasis on how animals are a special kind of diplomatic gift, with a variety of meanings and functions. Taking animals seriously implies a rethinking of both the process and the outcomes of diplomacy.

  • Utgivelsesår: 2016
  • DOI: 10.1163/1871191X-12341355
  • Språk: Engelsk
  • Sider: 1 - 23
  • Volum: 12
  • Hefte: 2
  • Tidsskrift: The Hague Journal of Diplomacy