The old and new significance of political economy in diplomacy

  title={The old and new significance of political economy in diplomacy},
  author={Donna Lee and D. Hudson},
  journal={Review of International Studies},
  pages={343 - 360}
In a growing number of countries diplomatic systems are being overhauled so that the commercial activities of diplomatic services have been centralised, the commercial activities of diplomats have been extended, and business interests have been formally integrated within diplomatic systems. These changes result directly from the tendency of governments to reorganise, and in many cases merge, their trade and foreign ministries, as well as the strategy of building formal business–government links… Expand
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