The making of a diplomat: the case of the French Diplomatic and Consular Institute as an identity workspace

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This article analyses the creation of the Diplomatic and Consular Institute by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and conceptualises this new professional school of diplomacy as an “identity workspace” following the analysis of a cohort’s learning experience. This article aims to spark a debate from a practice perspective on diplomatic training as offered by Ministries of Foreign Affairs in Europe.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)502-523
Number of pages22
JournalEuropean Security
Issue number4
Early online date31 Oct 2016
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2016


  • practice approach
  • identity workspace
  • diplomatic training
  • professional knowing

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