In a climate of enhanced global competition, attention for economic diplomacy has substantially grown, as much in the West as in other parts of the world. This book conceptualizes economic diplomacy and adds to a better understanding of its central place in the theory and practice of international relations. With original research from a number of thematic and regional perspectives, scholars from diplomatic studies, economics, international relations and political economy make this a unique multidisciplinary contribution to a burgeoning field.
Peter A.G. van Bergeijk is professor of international economics and macroeconomics at the Institute of Social Studies at Erasmus University and deputy director of CERES, the Dutch research network for development economics at the University of Utrecht.
Maaike Okano-Heijmans is a research fellow at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’ in The Hague, and a visiting fellow at the Asia Pacific College of Diplomacy, Australian National University. She expects to complete her Ph.D. at the University of Antwerp, Belgium in 2012.
Jan Melissen is Head of the Diplomatic Studies Programme at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations 'Clingendael' in The Hague, and Professor of Diplomacy at the University of Antwerp (Belgium). He is founding co-editor of The Hague Journal of Diplomacy.