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Economic Diplomacy and Economic Security


Peter A. G. van Bergeijk


Erasmus University - Institute of Social Studies (ISS); CERES, Research School for Resource Studies for Development

Selwyn Moons


Ministry of Foreign Affairs

July 20, 2009

NEW FRONTIERS FOR ECONOMIC DIPLOMACY, pp. 37-54, Carla Guapo Costa, ed., Instituto Superior de Ciéncias Sociais e Politicas, 2009

Abstract:     
This chapter investigates how economic diplomacy can be used to generate and increase economic security. The first section sets out a definition for economic diplomacy, uncovers some of the historical roots and discusses empirical findings on the trade - conflict - cooperation relationships. The second section deals with the impact of the process of globalisation and its relevance for economic diplomacy and commercial policy. In particular we investigate whether the scope and efficacy of public activities have been influenced by the assumed reduction of distance as a barrier to trade. The third section focuses on new dimensions of and recent trends in (the use of) economic diplomacy. We will pay special attention to the emergence of new actors in the global game and will analyse how this alters the rules of the game. The fourth section deals with the requirements of economic security and discusses the issue of energy security as a special case. The final section draws conclusions and identifies issues for further research.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 18

Keywords: economic diplomacy, globalization, energy security

JEL Classification: F5, F59, Q34


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Date posted: July 22, 2009  

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van Bergeijk, Peter A. G. and Moons, Selwyn, Economic Diplomacy and Economic Security (July 20, 2009). NEW FRONTIERS FOR ECONOMIC DIPLOMACY, pp. 37-54, Carla Guapo Costa, ed., Instituto Superior de Ciéncias Sociais e Politicas, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1436584

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Peter A.G. Van Bergeijk (Contact Author)
Erasmus University - Institute of Social Studies (ISS) ( email )
PO Box 29776
2502 LT The Hague, 2518 AX
Netherlands
HOME PAGE: http://www.economie.blogspot.com
CERES, Research School for Resource Studies for Development
Vredenburg 138
Utrecht, 3511 BG
Netherlands
Selwyn Moons
Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( email )
Bezuidenhoutseweg 67
The Hague, 2594 AV
Netherlands
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