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An Expert's Guide to International Protocol

Best Practices in Diplomatic and Corporate Relations

Gebonden, 352 blz. | Engels
Amsterdam University Press (Engelstalig) | 2e druk, 2021
ISBN13: 9789463727167
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Amsterdam University Press (Engelstalig) 2e druk, 2021 9789463727167
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Although modern life grows increasingly casual, in many sectors, protocol still reigns supreme.

An Expert's Guide to International Protocol offers an overview of its associated practices, including those found within the context of diplomatic relations and the business world. Focusing on a wide range of countries and cultures, the book covers topics like seating arrangements, the history and use of flags, ceremonies, invitations and dress codes, and gifts and decorations. Throughout, influential diplomatic, business, cultural, and sports figures share their own experiences with protocols around the world.


Trefwoorden:diplomatie, protocol
Aantal pagina's:352


Preface to the original edition by His Royal Highness Prince Carlos de Bourbon de Parme 9
Prologue 11
Acknowledgements 13

1. International protocol 17
Introduction 17
Protocol vs Etiquette 17
Etiquette and its History 18
Protocol and its History 20
Protocol and cultural differences 24
Interview with Professor Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, former Secretary- General of NATO 292. Precedence 41
Introduction and history 41
Comparison of countries around the world 44
Various facts, trivia, and guidelines 48
Protocol and the International Court of Justice by Dame Rosalyn Higgins, DBE, QC, former President of the International Court of Justice in The Hague 53

3. Seating arrangements and order of processions 59
Introduction 59
Tables 60
Conference settings 70
Posing for official group photographs 74
Seating plans during audiences and press conferences 74
Order of receiving lines 74
Order of processions 75
Seating in vehicles 76
Protocol at the United Nations and at Think Tanks – A Comparative Perspective by Dr Abiodun Williams, former President of The Hague Institute for Global Justice 77

4. Flag protocol 87
Introduction 87
Designs and colours 91
Flag Codes 95
Rules for using flags 97
Flag protocol and flag order 98
Application of flag protocol 100
Trivia 116
A genuine experience, protocol in an international institution , the European Parliament by Mr François Brunagel, former Head of Protocol of the European Parliament 117

5. Invitations and dress codes 125
History and introduction 125
General guidelines for composing an invitation 127
Forms of address 130
Examples of invitation texts 131
Dress codes 140
Diplomatic language and formal language : a code with a double meaning by Professor Olivier Arifon, former Professor at the Université libre de Bruxelles in charge of the chair in communication 152

6. Gifts and honours 165
Gifts 165
Honours 167
State visits by His Excellency Mr José de Bouza Serrano, former Ambassador of the Portuguese Republic to the Netherlands 176

7. Ceremonies 183
Introduction 183
Meaning of a Ceremony 183
Organising a Ceremony 184
Components of a Ceremony 185
State Ceremonies 186
State Visits 188
Laying of wreaths 197
Presentation of credentials 199
State funerals 204
Inauguration / Swearing-In and Coronation 206
Gun salutes 208
Guard of Honour / Ceremonial Guard 212
Escorts of Honour 214
Suite of Honour 215
Silent processions 216
Protocol at the Olympic Games by Mr Andrea Miliccia, former Protocol Manager for the London 2012 Opening Ceremony 217

8. The protocol officer 225
Introduction 225
The focus of a protocol officer 226
Four stages for a successful high-level event 230
Unforeseen circumstances 234
Speech by Ivo van Vliet, Jeroen Koks, and Ruben Nederpel 236
Protocol is a basic principle of professional success by Mr Jean Paul Wijers, Managing Director and founder of the Protocolbureau, and the Institute of Strategic Relationship Management 239
Presidential Protocol by Mr Lahoud Lahoud, Director-General, Chief of Protocol & Public Relations Department of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Lebanon 245

9. Guest and host 249
Role of host 249
Mutual interest 249
Guest list 253
Guest’s checklist in order to facilitate strategic networking 254
Interview with Mr Martin van Pernis , former President of the Board of Siemens, the Netherlands 257
Protocol and Dance by Mr Samuel Wuersten, Artistic Director Holland Dance, and former Member of the Executive Board of Codarts Rotterdam 269

10. Protocol and stakeholder engagement during and after the
COVID-19 pandemic 273
Introduction 273
Contributions from around the world 276
Overall Top 40 lessons learned as well as predictions and recommendations for the (near) future 316

Authors’ biographies 323
Bibliography 329
Websites 331
Illustrations and photographs 333
Index 337

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