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Réinventer la diplomatie / Reshaping Diplomacy

Sociabilités, réseaux et pratiques diplomatiques en Europe depuis 1919 / Networks, Practices and Dynamics of Socialization in European Diplomacy since 1919


Edited By Vincent Genin, Matthieu Osmont and Thomas Raineau

Au lendemain de la Première Guerre mondiale, la diplomatie est à réinventer. Un nouvel ordre international émerge au sein duquel juristes internationaux, journalistes, banquiers d’affaires et autres experts concurrencent désormais les diplomates de métier. De nouvelles arènes diplomatiques apparaissent, à l’instar de la Société des Nations, ancêtre des organisations multilatérales actuelles. À travers les dix études de cas présentées ici, le continent européen apparaît comme un terrain propice à l’invention de pratiques diplomatiques nouvelles tout au long du XXe siècle. Cet ouvrage collectif constitue les actes du colloque international de l’association RICHIE sur les « sociabililités, réseaux et pratiques diplomatiques en Europe de 1919 à nos jours » tenues à Bruxelles, les 20 et 21 mars 2015.

After the First World War, reshaping the art of diplomacy is a necessity. International lawyers, merchant bankers, academics, journalists and senior officials became key-figures of a new International order in which the diplomats have lost their monopoly over foreign affairs. New diplomatic arenas emerged such as the League of Nations, the precursor of today’s multilateral organizations. In that series of ten case studies, the European continent appears as a fertile ground where new diplomatic practices have emerged along the whole 20th century. This book brings together the edited proceedings of the RICHIE International Conference organized in Brussels on 20 and 21 March 2015, under the title «Networks, Dynamics of Socialization and Practices in European Diplomacy since 1919».


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Troisième partie. Les nouvelles enceintes de la diplomatie / Part III. New diplomatic arenas


Troisième partie Les nouvelles enceintes de la diplomatie Part III New diplomatic arenas 155 The European Commission as a Cold War player The Case of EEC-Yugoslav relations during the 1960s and 1970s Benedetto Zaccaria European University Institute, Florence This essay focuses on the role played by the European Commission in the field of EEC-Yugoslav relations during the 1960s and 1970s. It highlights the gradual emergence of an innovative milieu diplomatique européen in which a supranational institution such as the European Commission was able to complement and integrate the action of national diplomacies within the context of the Cold War. From a historiographic viewpoint, studies on the evolution of the EEC’s external dimension have concentrated primarily on intergovernmental cooperation in foreign policy issues1. Only in recent times have scholars started to analyse how the commercial competences of the European Commission allowed the latter to play a specific role in the field of East/West relations2. The present work offers yet another example of how and why the EEC member states 1 See Maria Gainar, Aux origines de la diplomatie européenne. Les Neuf et la Coopération politique européenne de 1973 à 1980, Bruxelles, P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2012; Daniel Möckli, European Foreign Policy during the Cold War: Heath, Brandt, Pompidou and the Dream of Political Unity, London/New York, I.B. Tauris, 2009. The few existing studies on the Commission’s external role have mainly focused on international trade, development aid, and the Commission’s attempts to have its role recognised by the...

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