The Rules of Diplomacy - from The University of Connecticut Project in International Negotiation (CPIN)

from http://www.peace.ca/instituteformulti.htm :

The Institute for Multi-track Diplomacy mission is to promote a systems approach to peacebuilding and to facilitate the transformation of deep-rooted social conflict.  Multi-track diplomacy is more than convential diplomacy. It is a system of twelve basic principles that when combined, form the basis for multi-track diplomacy. These twelve principles are: 1. Relationship - building strong interpersonal and intergroup relations throughout the fabric of society. 2. Long-term commitment - making an ongoing commitment to people and to processes that may take years to come to fruition. 3. Cultural synergy - respecting the cultural wisdom of all the parties and welcoming the creative interaction of different cultural ways. 4. Partnership - modeling collaborative processes by partnering with local parties and with other institutions and coalitions. 5. Multiple technologies - utilizing a variety of technologies, as appropriate, and creating new methods, as needed, to meet the unique needs of each situation. 6. Facilitation - assisting parties in taking responsibility for their own dreams and destiny. 7. Empowerment - helping people become empowered agents of change and transformation within their societies. 8. Action research - learning from all that we do and sharing that learning with others. 9. Invitation - entering the system where there is an invitation and an open door. 10. Trust - building relationships of mutual trust and caring within the system. 11. Engagement - acknowledging that once we enter a system, we become a unique part of it, an engaged, caring, and accountable partner. 12. Transformation - catalyzing changes at the deepest level of beliefs, assumptions, and values, as well as behaviors and structures. 1819 H St. NW, Washington, DC 20006; 202-466-4605; 202-466-4607(fax); imtd@imtd.org ; web site http://www.imtd.org/

Multi-Track Diplomacy A Systems Approach to Peace THIRD EDITION Louise Diamond, Executive Director, Ambassador John McDonald, Chairman, Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy ( http://www.imtd.org/ ) - Unique in its systemic approach to peacemaking and conflict resolution, this book identifies the players (official and non-state actors) and activities that contribute to the peacemaking and peacebuilding process. Diamond and McDonald show how all nine tracks are interlinked and provide extensive resources for each track along with new ideas and fresh perspectives. US $19.95 / Paper: 1-56549-057-6; 1996/192 pages.  http://www.kpbooks.com/multi-track_diplomacy.html

from http://www.peace.ca/glossaryUColorado.htm :

Citizen Diplomacy  http://www.colorado.edu/conflict/peace/treatment/citdip.htm
Citizen diplomacy (sometimes called "track two diplomacy") refers to unofficial contacts between people of different nations, as differentiated from official contacts between governmental representatives. Citizen diplomacy includes exchanges of people (such as student exchanges), international religious, scientific and cultural activities, as well as unofficial dialogues, discussions, or negotiations between citizens of opposing nations.
Diplomacy   http://www.colorado.edu/conflict/peace/treatment/track1.htm
Generally, diplomacy refers to the interaction between two or more nation-states. Traditionally carried out by government officials, who negotiate treaties, trade policies, and other international agreements, the term has been extended to include unofficial exchanges of private citizens (such as cultural, scientific, and religious exchanges) as well as unofficial (sometimes called "citizen" or "track-two") diplomacy in which private citizens actually try to develop solutions to international diplomatic problems.
Multi-track diplomacy   http://www.colorado.edu/conflict/peace/treatment/citdip.htm
This term has been developed recently to reflect the idea that international exchanges can take many forms beyond official negotiations between diplomats.  Examples of multi-track diplomacy include official and unofficial conflict resolution efforts, citizen and scientific exchanges, international business negotiations, international cultural and athletic activities and other international contacts and cooperative efforts. (also note that it is Item 39 of the Hague Appeal for Peace Agenda http://www.peace.ca/agendaofthehague.htm )
Track Two Diplomacy   http://www.colorado.edu/conflict/peace/treatment/citdip.htm
Track two diplomacy involves unofficial dialogue, discussions, or even negotiations between ordinary citizens about topics that are usually reserved for diplomats--for instance about arms control agreements, or negotiations to end to long-standing international conflict. It is differentiated from Track One diplomacy which involves formal discussions between official diplomats.
from http://www.peace.ca/aflightinafrica.htm :  the New Diplomacy which is the partnership of governments, international organizations and civil society
multilateral diplomacy
gun boat diplomacy ... This aggressive posture is called forward presence, in current jargon. In truth, it is no more than gun boat diplomacy which through the implied threat of military action is intended to influence and control events http://www.peace.ca/confrontationorcooperation.htm
preventive diplomacy
...diplomacy, engaging citizen diplomats, is integral to human security http://www.peace.ca/axworthyaddresstwoodrow.htm
Linkage of actions for a culture of peace with preventive diplomacy and early warning measures as part of an overall preventive peace-building strategy http://www.peace.ca/downloads/cpprpt.pdf
Triple Track Diplomacy
Yokota, Y. (1998).  Preventive diplomacy in the context of the United Nations.  In B.Edstrom, (Ed.). The United Nations, Japan and Sweden: Achievements and Challenges (pp.85-95). Swedish Institute of International Affairs & the Center for Pacific Asia Studies (ISSN 91-7183-161-4 ISBN 91-7183-288-2).
The United Nations, Iran, and Iraq : How Peacemaking Changed (An Institute for the Study of Diplomacy) ~Cameron R. Hume, Indiana University Press, Hardcover - May 1994, US List Price: $20.00

Recent books from USIP Press include: Burundi on the Brink, 1993-95: A UN Special Envoy Reflects on Preventive Diplomacy, by Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah (2000)

Diplomacy by Henry Kissinger - Book Review - "The book should be the first text introduced in any Political Science, Military Science or Internal Affairs class."  Ordering Information

The Multilateral Diplomacy and International Affairs Management Training Programme http://www.unitar.org/diplomacy/ 

The American Academy of Diplomacy - Mission: The overriding concern underlying each and every activity of the Academy is its belief that the quality of American diplomacy is vital to its effectiveness, whether the practitioner comes from the career service or the political domain. That concern is evident in the objectives stated in its articles of incorporation: 1. to foster high standards of qualification for, and performance in, the conduct of diplomacy and the foreign affairs of the United States; 2. to increase public understanding and appreciation of the contributions of diplomacy to the national interests of the United States; 3. to study and, as appropriate, to disseminate findings and recommendations with regard to the conduct and content of American foreign policy; and to encourage the strengthening and improvement of American diplomatic representation abroad.  The Academy also has an interest in pressing for adequate financial and other support for the foreign affairs activities of the United States Government; in preserving and enhancing the professional qualifications and career attractiveness of the American Foreign Service; and in ensuring that the country maintains a coherent and consistent foreign policy in all circumstances. The Academy achieves its objectives by collaborating at times with other organizations with similar goals and objectives. Some of these organizations include, the Una Chapman Cox Foundation, the Association for Diplomatic Studies & Training, Diplomatic & Consular Officers Retired, the American Foreign Service Association and the Council of American Ambassadors. These groups meet quarterly as the Foreign Affairs Council to share information and, as appropriate, to share in and coordinate their activities.  More information: http://www.academyofdiplomacy.org/index.html ; contact THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DIPLOMACY, 1800 K Street, NW, Suite 1014, Washington, DC 20006, Tel: 202/331-3721; Fax: 202/833-4555; email aadiplmcy@aol.com 

The Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST) is a private nonprofit organization founded in 1986. Located in an historic Sears-style cottage at the State Department's George P. Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center in Arlington, Virginia, ADST advances understanding of American diplomacy and supports training of foreign affairs personnel at the NFATC's Foreign Service Institute (FSI) through a variety of programs and activities. This close collaboration results in a special public-private relationship between FSI and ADST. Location: NFATC / Foreign Service Institute, 4000 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, Virginia; Tel: 703-302-6990; Fax: 703-302-6799; Mailing address: ADST c/o Bentley, 2814 N. Underwood St., Arlington, VA 22213.  info@adst.org ; web site http://adst.org/