Formerly a university teacher, I am now a freelance writer specialising in the theory and practice of diplomacy from the earliest times until the present. As well as hoping to encourage the study of diplomacy, this site provides periodic updating of my textbook (see immediately below). This page contains some news and views. The contents of the rest of the site can be navigated via the column on the left-hand side.
Diplomacy: Theory and Practice
(Palgrave-Macmillan: Basingstoke and New York, 2022)
NEW EDITION is now available here
Citations 2.5 times the ‘discipline’ average in 2018 (Bookmetrix)
From the back cover:
“This is a highly welcome update for the best general introduction to the theory and practice of diplomacy. It is clear enough to be recommended to undergraduate students, yet sufficiently thoughtful and incisive to be read with profit by practitioners and experts.”
—John W. Young, Emeritus Professor of International History, University of Nottingham, UK
“Diplomacy: Theory and Practice is a tour de force in diplomacy scholarship. Geoff Berridge has not only written the definitive text in diplomatic studies; he has done so in a lucid, accessible, and engaging way that sets the gold standard for how books should be written. Weaving together historical cases with contemporary examples, Berridge has given us essential reading for any student of international politics.”
—Marcus Holmes, Associate Professor of Government, College of William & Mary, USA
The Diplomacy of Ancient Greece
A short introduction
Invitations to Diplomacy series
Available to purchase on Amazon as a Kindle e-book here, and also in paperback from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Book Depository.