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GLB5480 Economic statecraft and negotiation: Home

Course Description

The course provides students with both academic and practitioners’ perspectives of economic diplomacy and negotiations through an integrated approach by deploying focused case studies. It does not only address the practices of economic diplomacy, but also highlights the role of economic statecraft in defining how power and influence of nation-states are exercised across the globe in the 21st century. The course will also discuss the strength and weakness of various forms of economic statecraft such as economic sanction, economic assistance, trade war and discuss their effectiveness in the context of globalization and interdependence.

Recommended Books

The White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Litter Good

This book explores the issue why previous efforts to development assistance repeatedly gained poor fruits. Easterly believes in the positive role of Western assistance in alleviating world poverty. He divides the public policy discourse into two camps – the searchers and the planners – and he shows the relevant merits of the searches in eradicating social ills and the futility of planners to achieve their ambitious goals. Evidence in the book is drawn from not only the plight of underdeveloped countries in Africa, but also the efforts to build a market society in East and Central Europe since 1989. Easterly concludes with ideas for progress against poverty in the developing world.

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