Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Department of International Relations and European Studies

Code Name Level Year Semester
IRES 208 Diplomacy: Principles and Practice Undergraduate 2 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 2 + 1 0 english

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Zlatan Burzic, Expert Zlatan Burzic Adis Maksić, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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common practices in international relations and behaviour, and principles within diplomatic community

1. The course shall be based on as many practical work in groups as possible in given circumstances;
2. The major objective is that students should acquire advance knowledge and understanding of different concepts, themes and problems of the contemporary diplomatic practice with particular emphasis on bilateral, multilateral, economic, cultural, public diplomacy, protocol and consular affairs;
3. Understand the principal, tools, strategies and barriers of diplomatic outreach;
4. Develop the effective diplomatic reporting (writing) skills;
5. Develop the critical thinking skills;
6. Improve negotiating skills;
7. Understand methodology, driving forces and concepts of diplomatic inter-state communications and non-communications



      • Interactive Lectures
      • Excersises
      • Presentation
      • Discussions and group work
      • Case Studies
      • Use of educational films
      Description (%)
      Method Quantity Percentage (%)
      Midterm Exam(s)130
      Class Deliverables110
      Final Exam150
      Total: 100
      Learning outcomes
        • 1. Berridge, G.R. (2005) Diplomacy: Theory and Practice: 3rd Edition, Basingstoke: Palgrave;
        • 2. „Skills Manual“ Akademie Auswaertiger Dienst (to be provided by the Lecturer);
        • 3. G. Fisher R. and Ury W. (2011), Getting to Yes - Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, Edited by Paton B., Penguin Books;
        • 4. Kishan S. Rana (2011) 21st Century Diplomacy, A Practitioner’s Guide, The Continuum International Publishing Group;
        • 5. Nicholas Bayne, Stephen Woolcock (2007), The New Economic Diplomacy: Decision-making and Negotiation in International Economic Relations, Ashgate Publishing Limited, pp. 201-221;
        • 6. Nicholas Kralev (2012), America’s Other Army: The U.S. Foreign Service and 21st Century Diplomacy;
        • 7. “Protocol for the modern diplomat”, Foreign Service Institute (2012);
        • 8. Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations 1961;
        • 9. Vienna Convection on Consular Relations 1963;
        • 10. Helsinki Final Act 1975;
        • 11. United Nation Charter.

        ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
        Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
        Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)40 0
        Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
        Midterm Examination (1 week)1 0
        Final Examination(1 week)1 0
        Preparation for Midterm Examination1 0
        Preparation for Final Examination1 0
        Assignment / Homework/ Project 0
        Seminar / Presentation 0
        Total Workload: 0
        ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0