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Trade Diplomacy Transformed

Why Trade Matters for Global Prosperity


Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Geoffrey Allen Pigman
    Pages 1-26
  3. Geoffrey Allen Pigman
    Pages 27-97
  4. Geoffrey Allen Pigman
    Pages 98-186
  5. Geoffrey Allen Pigman
    Pages 187-215
  6. Geoffrey Allen Pigman
    Pages 216-237
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 238-257

About this book


This is the first book to tell the story of the diplomacy that has made the international trading system what it is today. It reveals how three major transformations over the past two centuries have shaped the way goods, services, capital and labour cross borders, as buyers and sellers meet in the global marketplace.


Diplomacy trade international political economy WT0 EU trade diplomacy economy European Union (EU) Institution International Political Economy international trade political economy transformation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of PretoriaSouth Africa

About the authors

Geoffrey Allen Pigman is a Research Associate in the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking


"Geoff Pigman, in great detail and with appropriate historical reference, makes a strong case for more aggressive promotion of trade diplomacy so as to bring some degree of order to the chaotic and uneven power of world trade." - William H. Draper III, Draper Richards L.P and Draper International, former Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, USA

"This book is great reading for everyone interested in the history of trade policy, the changing role of diplomacy and the great transformations shaping global commerce." - Manfred Elsig, University of Bern, Switzerland