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The Culture of DiplomacyBritain in Europe, c. 1750–1830$
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Jennifer Mori

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780719082726

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719082726.001.0001

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Conclusion: Diplomacy transformed?

Conclusion: Diplomacy transformed?

(p.211) Conclusion: Diplomacy transformed?
The Culture of Diplomacy

Jennifer Mori

Manchester University Press

British diplomacy was an occupational sub-culture of genteel public service rather than anything resembling a professional bureaucracy. Ritual should not, however, be seen in simple terms as either a site of contest or mechanism of subordination. The gendered division of labour that became apparent in British diplomacy after 1780 has parallels in Europe. This chapter mentions the need to examine the extent to which the changing ideas about gender at home raised standards of public service for men and women. Diplomats' accounts of war and travel mark Britain's second arrival as a great power in 1815. This pride, married to an increasing set of investments in the empire, would play an important role in Britain's increasing sense of separation from Europe over the course of the nineteenth century.

Keywords:   British diplomacy, professional bureaucracy, public service, gendered division, occupational sub-culture

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