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New Diplomacy and Development

Volume 3, Issue 3 (March 2014)


This publication should be cited as: ECDPM. 2014. Thematic focus: New diplomacy and development. GREAT Insights, Volume 3, Issue 3. March 2014.

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By San Bilal 
Contrary to its traditional image, international diplomacy is a dynamic field. The question, however, is whether diplomacy can adapt fast enough to fellow, let alone anticipate, the rapidly …


Ghana’s Challenges in a New Diplomatic Environment 
By Nana Kumi 
Modern developments, including powerful global media, have variously transformed the conduct of diplomacy and forced diplomatic practitioners to measure up and deliver in the … 

New Diplomacy: Showing the Way in a Complex World? 
By Paul Engel 
Innovation in diplomacy is urgent as well as messy. It is urgent because for a country or region to position itself successfully within the rapidly changing global power balance traditional … 

Post-2015: New Diplomacy, Ambition and Compromise 
By Gaspar Frontini and Helge Arends 
The international diplomatic landscape has undergone a fundamental transformation over the past decades. New economic powers are influencing the global course to … 

Economic Diplomacy and South-South Trade: A New Issue in Development 
By Peter van Bergeijk 
Economic diplomacy is being rediscovered as a government activity that may help to boost trade and investment. But can it play a role in the foreign trade and investment activities of … 

How African Countries Need to Get on with the Business of Diplomacy 
By Huub Ruël 
African countries are an attractive business destination for business and governments from developed and recently emerged countries. This is a result of Africa’s recent … 

Beyond Development Diplomacy: Ministerial Diversity and International Cooperation 
By Erik Lundsgaarde 
Although specialised ministries have not displaced foreign affairs and development ministries, their rising prominence highlights shifts in the rationale and organisation of … 

Linking TICAD with the EU-Africa Summit to Make Africa a Continent of Real Success 
By Aiichiro Yamamoto 
Development partners such as Europe and Japan should focus more on the human and community potential of Africa, not just mineral resources … 

The Catalytic Role of the EU on Private Sector Investments: The Case of Climate Financing 
By Hanne Knaepen
If the EU wants to be a leader in this multi-polar world, it should increasingly incorporate climate change into its development work. Pursuing this new strategic interest and financing it … 

Culture and Diplomacy: Europe’s Enabling Power in an Open World 
By Damien Helly 
Cultural relations are not only an asset in the race for soft power competitiveness. In times of crisis in Europe, they also represent a potential to be better exploited internationally …


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