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Middle powers in the global economy: British influence during the opening phase of the Kennedy Trade Round negotiations, 1962–4

Lee, Donna (1998) Middle powers in the global economy: British influence during the opening phase of the Kennedy Trade Round negotiations, 1962–4. Review of International Studies, 24 (4). pp. 515-528. ISSN 0260-2105.

Abstract

This article reassesses the preparatory negotiations which launched the Kennedy Trade Round (KTR) of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), in search of a role for Britain. My purpose is to make two challenges, one theoretical, the other empirical. Theoretically, this study questions the predominant focus on the structural power of major states that characterizes the study of international relations in general, and of the GATT in particular. This is a case-study of middle power influence that focuses on the negotiating skills and experience of state-level actors at the KTR. Empirically, I question the generally accepted view that the Anglo-American special relationship was merely a British myth and had no significance to US foreign policy interests in the 1960s

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Kennedy Trade Round, trade negotiations, GATT, EEC, United States, diplomacy, trade diplomacy, commercial diplomacy, middle powers
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Donna Lee
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2014 21:07 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:49 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/38122 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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