Dr. Paul Sharp

Professional Title
Professor of Political Science

I teach courses in International Relations, Foreign Policy and Theory. My research is focused on diplomacy. 

Recent publications include:

"Revolutionary Diplomacy." In the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies. Oxford University Press, February 2020, 

Diplomacy in the 21st Century: A Brief introduction (May 2019), pp. 139

Introducing International Relations, (April 2018), pp. i-xi, 1-433

“Re-Reading On Diplomacy” in On Diplomacy: James Der Derian’s Classic 30 Years On, New Perspectives, Vol. 25, 3, 2017 at

With Costas Constantinou and Pauline Kerr (eds)

The Sage Handbook of Diplomacy (September 2016), 722 pages

"Domestic Public Diplomacy, Domestic Diplomacy, and Domestic Foreign Policy" book chapter in Gunther Hellmann, Andreas Fahrmeir and Milos Vec, The Transformation of Foreign Policy (August 2016), Oxford

"Making Sense of Secret Diplomacy From the Late Moderns to the Present" in Corneliu Bjola and Stuart Murray (eds.),Secret Diplomacy, (2016) Routledge Abingdon

Other books include:

Co edited, American Diplomacy (2012) Brill, Boston

Diplomatic Theory of International Relations, Cambridge Studies in International Relations Series, Cambridge University Press, 2009 (available September), information at

Edited with Geoffrey Wiseman
The Diplomatic Corps as an Institution of International Society, Palgrave’s Diplomacy and International Relations Series, Palgrave, 2008, information available at

Edited with Karl W. Schweitzer
The International Thought of Herbert Butterfield, Palgrave’s Diplomacy and International Relations Series, Palgrave, 2007, information available at

Co-Editor, Palgrave's "Diplomacy and International Relations" series 

Co-Editor, Hague Journal of Diplomacy
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