Title
Towards a third wave in regional sub-state diplomacy? Insights from an in dept comparative study of Quebec, Scotland, Bavaria, Catalonia, Wallonia and FlandersTowards a third wave in regional sub-state diplomacy? Insights from an in dept comparative study of Quebec, Scotland, Bavaria, Catalonia, Wallonia and Flanders
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Political Sciences
Research group
International Politics
Publication type
conferenceObject
Publication
Subject
Politics
Source (journal)
ISA's 51st Annual Convention "Theory versus Policy? Connecting Scholars and Practitioners", Panel FA55: Sub-State Diplomacy in Europe and the Americas, New Orleans Hilton Riverside Hotel, The Loews New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA (USA), 17-20 February 2010
Volume/pages
(2010), p. 1-43
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Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
This paper reports on a comparative study of the external activities of Québec, Scotland, Bavaria, Catalonia, Flanders and the Walloon region. It states that regions are generating an increasing amount of diplomatic activities, both in quantitative and qualitative terms. Furthermore, the article states that currently a third wave is developing in sub-state diplomacy, especially in Europe. This is characterized by steps towards a verticalization of the organisational structure of the department of external/foreign affairs, a strategic re-orientation of the geopolitical and functional priorities and attempts to integrate the external instruments of a sub-state foreign policy into a well performing whole. It is argued that the boundaries between diplomacy (generated by states) and sub-diplomacy are visibly watering down. The following dimensions are studied; (1°) definition of foreign policy, (2°) utilized diplomatic instruments, (3°) organisational structure and operation of the foreign affairs, and (4°) character of the representations abroad. Finally, we try to identify new important research questions for the future in the study of Sub-state Diplomacy
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http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p_mla_apa_research_citation/4/1/5/5/4/p415543_index.html
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