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Middle Powers and Commercial Diplomacy

British Influence at the Kennedy Trade Round


Part of the Studies in Diplomacy book series (STD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Donna Lee
    Pages 1-11
  3. Donna Lee
    Pages 29-55
  4. Donna Lee
    Pages 56-71
  5. Donna Lee
    Pages 72-94
  6. Donna Lee
    Pages 109-137
  7. Donna Lee
    Pages 138-147
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 148-161

About this book


This book marries the disciplines of International Relations and Diplomatic History to provide a major new study of the GATT system in the 1960s. Using recently declassified British and American government documents, this book identifies the key role British diplomats played at the Kennedy Round. Through the close ties that characterise the Anglo-American relationship, the British influenced American policy and strategy in the negotiations. The evidence of this study challenges realist theories of middle power influence in the international political economy by demonstrating the determining role of state-level factors such as diplomatic skill and policy expertise.


Diplomacy International Political Economy international relations political economy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of LeicesterUK

About the authors

DONNA LEE is Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Leicester. She previously taught at Manchester Metropolitan University where she undertook her doctoral research. She has recently had articles published in the Review of International Studies, and the Review of International Political Economy.

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