Professor Richard Langhorne

Professor Richard Langhorne, Honorary Professor of Global Politics at the University of BuckinghamProfessor Richard Langhorne studied at Cambridge and lectured in History at the University of Kent, where he was also Master of Rutherford College. He was then Fellow of St John’s College and Director of the Centre of International Studies, University of Cambridge. From 1993-1996 he worked for the British Government as Director and Chief Executive of Wilton Park Executive Agency, Foreign and Commonwealth Office. After that, he was Full Professor of Political Sciences and Director of the Graduate Division of Global Affairs, Rutgers University, USA until 2010. He was President of the British International History Association, 1988-1993, and he has been a visiting professor at universities in Ecuador, China, the USA and Russia. His books include The Practice of Diplomacy: its Evolution, Theory and Administration (1994, with K.A. Hamilton); The Coming of Globalization: its Evolution and Contemporary Consequences (2001); Diplomacy (2004, with Christer Jonsson); The Essentials of Global Politics (2006). From 2010-2013, he was Professor of Global Politics and Diplomacy at the University of Buckingham and is now Honorary Professor of Global Politics at Buckingham.



Langhorne, R. The collapse of the Concert of Europe. International politics, 1897-1914 (London: Macmillan, 1981).

Langhorne, R. (ed.). Essays on the diplomacy and history of the Second World War (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985).

Hamilton, K. & R. Langhorne (eds). The practice of diplomacy: its evolution, theory and administration (London & New York: Routledge, 1994; 2nd ed., 2010).

Langhorne, R. The coming of globalization: its evolution and contemporary consequences (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001).

Fry, M., E. Goldstein & R. Langhorne (eds). Guide to diplomacy and international relations (London: Continuum, 2002; paperback 2004).

Jonsson, C. & R. Langhorne , Diplomacy (3 volumes, London: Sage, 2004).

Langhorne, R. Diplomacy and governance (Moscow: MGIMO, 2004).

Langhorne, R. The essentials of global politics (London: Hodder Arnold, 2006).


Two CD-ROM / video series:

Globalization and its consequences (2001).

International organizations (2002).

Contributions to books

Langhorne, R. Historiography, in C. Cox & A. Dyson (eds), The twentieth century mind vol.1 (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 1972.

Langhorne, R. chapters on Germany and Russia and editor pp.113-397, F.H. Hinsley (general ed.), British foreign policy under Sir Edward Grey (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1977).

Langhorne, R. The Cold War: the historical context, in D. Armstrong & E. Goldstein (eds), The end of the Cold War (London: Cassell, 1990).

Langhorne, R. Arbitration: the first phase, 1870-1914, in M. Dockrill & B.J. McKercher (eds), Diplomacy and world power (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996).

Langhorne, R. The context of diplomacy for the 21st century, in B. Hocking (ed.), Foreign ministries: change and adaption (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1999).

Langhorne, R. New directions of multilateral diplomacy: the changing roles of state and non-state actors in diplomatic practice, in J. Muldoon jr et al. (eds), Multilateral diplomacy and the United Nations today (2nd ed., Boulder CO: Westview, 2004).

Articles and papers

Langhorne, R. The naval question in Anglo-German relations, 1912-1914, Historical Journal 14(2), 1971.

Langhorne, R. Anglo-German relations concerning the future of the Portuguese colonies, 1911-1914, Historical Journal 16(2), 1973.

Langhorne, R. The Foreign Office before 1914, Historical Journal 16(4), 1973.

Langhorne, R. The establishment of the idea and practice of the international conference, 1648-1830, Studies in History and Politics 2, 1982.

Langhorne, R. Reflections on the significance of the Congress of Vienna, Review of International Studies 12, 1986.

Langhorne, R. Establishing international organisations, Diplomacy and Statecraft 1, 1988.

Langhorne, R. The regulation of diplomatic practice: the beginnings to the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, Review of International Studies 18, 1992.

Langhorne, R. Europe and the development of diplomacy, 1938-1961, in M. Dockrill et al. (eds), Europe within the global system, 1938-1960 (Bochum: Universitätsverlag Dr N. Brockmeyer, 1995).

Langhorne, R. Reforming the UN : the international and institutional contexts of reform (HMSO, 1995).

Langhorne, R. Turkey and the new states of the Caucausus and Central Asia (HMSO, 1996).

Langhorne, R. Who are the diplomats now? Current developments in diplomatic services (HMSO, 1996).

Langhorne, R. Developments in contemporary diplomatic practice, Diplomacy and Statecraft 8, 1997.

Langhorne, R. Diplomacy beyond the primacy of the state (DSP Discussion Paper 43, Leicester, 1998).

Langhorne, R. History and the evolution of diplomacy, in Modern diplomacy (Malta, 1998).

Langhorne, R. The consequences for state governments, in J. H. Dunning (ed.), Globalization: a two-edged sword (Rutgers University: CIBER, 1999).

Langhorne, R. Full circle: new principals and old problems: the lessons of Westphalia for contemporary diplomacy, Diplomacy and Statecraft 10, 1999.

Langhorne, R. Globalization and fundamentalism, in Dialogue of Civilizations (Istanbul, 2001) [in Turkish].

Langhorne, R. The survival of Wilton Park, in G. Johnson (ed.), The Foreign Office and British diplomacy in the twentieth century (Contemporary British History 18.3, 2004).

Selected Publications

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