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Bevins's boys abroad : British labor diplomacy in the cold war era

(2017) NEW GLOBAL STUDIES. 11(2). p.117-131
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In this article the rise and fall of the position of the labor attaché in British diplomacy during the Cold War is analysed. Experts from outside the diplomatic corps worked, and continue to work, in British embassies alongside diplomats. Labor was a prominant domain of expertise during the entire Cold War era, but this has almost disappeared today. It could therefor be claimed that British diplomacy was able to adapt to changing political circumstances. However, this is a story with multiple layers and contains not only elements of change but also continuity over the longer term of the diplomatic enterprise that, despite flexibility and increasing openness, remains a world apart.
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Labor attaches, Ernest Bevin, Cold War, Ariel Foundation, Foreign Office, Ministry of Labour

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Van Goethem, Geert. 2017. “Bevins’s Boys Abroad : British Labor Diplomacy in the Cold War Era.” New Global Studies 11 (2): 117–131.
APA
Van Goethem, Geert. (2017). Bevins’s boys abroad : British labor diplomacy in the cold war era. NEW GLOBAL STUDIES, 11(2), 117–131.
Vancouver
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Van Goethem G. Bevins’s boys abroad : British labor diplomacy in the cold war era. NEW GLOBAL STUDIES. Berlin: De Gruyter; 2017;11(2):117–31.
MLA
Van Goethem, Geert. “Bevins’s Boys Abroad : British Labor Diplomacy in the Cold War Era.” NEW GLOBAL STUDIES 11.2 (2017): 117–131. Print.
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  author       = {Van Goethem, Geert},
  issn         = {1940-0004},
  journal      = {NEW GLOBAL STUDIES},
  keyword      = {Labor attaches,Ernest Bevin,Cold War,Ariel Foundation,Foreign Office,Ministry of Labour},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {117--131},
  publisher    = {De Gruyter},
  title        = {Bevins's boys abroad : British labor diplomacy in the cold war era},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/ngs-2017-0015},
  volume       = {11},
  year         = {2017},
}

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