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Na honderd jaar: wederopstanding van de economische diplomatie

Rik Coolsaet (UGent) and Jennifer Kesteleyn (UGent)
(2010) INTERNATIONALE SPECTATOR. 64(2). p.94-96
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Economic diplomacy is no brand-new contemporary phenomenon. Since the early days, securing economic interests has always been one of the twin core tasks of diplomacy, alongside military or security diplomacy. Economic and security diplomacy can be viewed as two linked DNA-chains, alternately gaining prominence to the apparent detriment of the other, with the latter evidently not disappearing but temporarily taking a back seat. In the 1990s, economic diplomacy again gained the upper hand – contrary to widespread assumptions of the state withering away under the pressures of globalisation. When seen through an historical prism, the reasons behind this recurrence appear quite easy to grasp. Economic diplomacy takes prominence when an acceleration in globalisation is accompanied by an absence of agreed rules of conduct and the emergence of new items on the trade agenda as a result of an (post)industrial revolution. New opportunities, challenges, but also threats abound. In a precarious and highly competitive international environment, firms turn to their governments for support. Governments have no choice but to further their companies’ interests, otherwise other firms would benefit.
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foreign policy, economy, Diplomacy, economic diplomacy, international relations, Belgium

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Coolsaet, Rik, and Jennifer Kesteleyn. 2010. “Na Honderd Jaar: Wederopstanding Van De Economische Diplomatie.” Internationale Spectator 64 (2): 94–96.
APA
Coolsaet, R., & Kesteleyn, J. (2010). Na honderd jaar: wederopstanding van de economische diplomatie. INTERNATIONALE SPECTATOR, 64(2), 94–96.
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Coolsaet R, Kesteleyn J. Na honderd jaar: wederopstanding van de economische diplomatie. INTERNATIONALE SPECTATOR. 2010;64(2):94–6.
MLA
Coolsaet, Rik, and Jennifer Kesteleyn. “Na Honderd Jaar: Wederopstanding Van De Economische Diplomatie.” INTERNATIONALE SPECTATOR 64.2 (2010): 94–96. Print.
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