By Geoff Berridge; Alan James

Like any professions, international relations has spawned its personal really good terminology, and it really is this lexicon which supplies A Dictionary of Diplomacy's thematic backbone. although, the dictionary additionally comprises entries on criminal phrases, political occasions, foreign organisations and significant figures who've occupied the diplomatic scene or have written influentially approximately it during the last part millennium. All scholars of international relations and comparable matters and particularly junior participants of the numerous diplomatic prone of the realm will locate this ebook essential.

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Common heritage of mankind. A term applied to those areas or resources which the speaker thinks should not be subject to individual *annexation or exploitation but shared by all states. The many signatories to the UN Convention on the *Law of the Sea so designated the resources of the deep-sea bed; and many states regard *Antarctica in the same light. Common Market. The popular term for the European Economic Community (EEC), the Common Market was one of the two ‘communities’ created in the Treaties of Rome (1957) by the six founding members of what has today grown into the *European Union.

Not surprisingly, they became a major target of Turkish nationalism and were finally abolished by the Treaty of Lausanne in 1923. Capitulations regimes were also established in Egypt, Muscat (Oman), Persia, the Trucial States of the (Persian) Gulf, China, and Japan. That in Muscat continued until 1958, while those of the seven Trucial States were ended only in 1971. See also unequal treaty. career ambassador. A personal rank which the president, with the advice and consent of the Senate, can confer on a career member of the *senior US *Foreign Service in recognition of especially distinguished service over a sustained period.

There were earlier examples, but the capitulations negotiated with France in the middle of the sixteenth century were the model for those subsequently granted to the other European powers. The capitulations were prompted chiefly by a mutual interest in the expansion of commerce between Europe and the Levant and the anxiety of the sultan and his household to be absolved of responsibility for administering the affairs of useful but perplexing strangers. They granted to the European states rights to trade and travel freely, pay low customs duties, no domestic taxes, and to have civil and criminal cases arising among and between their own subjects resident in the Ottoman Empire tried in their own consular courts.

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