Daniel Fiott - former Research Fellow, Madariaga - College of Europe Foundation
Madariaga Paper, Vol. 4, No. 7 (Apr., 2011)
This paper examines the role of parliamentary diplomacy as part of and sometimes distinct from traditional forms of diplomacy. Beyond providing some much needed clarity to the notion of parliamentary diplomacy, this paper asks some specific questions: including, what are the added benefits or weaknesses of parliamentary diplomacy in a world marked by powerful states and increasingly influential non-state actors, and under what circumstances may parliamentary diplomacy complement the external activities of the European Union?
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