Brian Hocking

Brian Hocking
Loughborough University | Lough · Department of Politics, History and International Relations

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Digitalization is here to stay – and so is diplomacy. For governments, reconciling the implications of digitalization with the functional performance of diplomacy is essential to achieving global and national needs. Brian Hocking and Jan Melissen argue that digital diplomacy is more than the application of social media to familiar diplomatic functi...
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Perforated Sovereignties and International Relations: Trans-Sovereign Contacts and Subnational GovernmentsDuchacekIvo D., LatoucheDaniel and StevensonGarth, eds. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1988, pp. xxii, 234 - Volume 22 Issue 2 - Brian Hocking
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The European Union (EU) constitutes an evolving diplomatic milieu characterized by high levels of interconnectedness among the politico-administrative apparatuses of member states. The article assesses whether the continued presence of member state bilateral embassies in the EU is residual and largely emptied of function, or whether they are adapti...
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This book examines the relationship between diplomacy and global governance. While diplomacy is a well-established topic for study, global governance, conceived broadly as a pattern of transparent and inclusive processes to address complex transnational collective-action problems, is a relatively new arrival on the conceptual landscape of global po...
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Diplomatic representation, both as a concept and in terms of its structures and processes, does not receive the attention that it deserves. Th is is surprising given that it forms a central concern for both analysts and practitioners of diplomacy, with the latter confronting multiple challenges in adapting modes of representation to changes in thei...
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Events since 11 September 2001 have encouraged renewed debate on a dimension of diplomacy that, in varying forms, has a considerable pedigree. But, as with earlier debates concerning what is ‘old’ and ‘new’ in the practice of diplomacy, there is a danger here in failing to set the key issues within the framework of broader changes in world politics...
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In the light of the events surrounding the Seattle Ministerial in December 1999 and the fate of the Multilateral Agreement on Investment, increasing attention is being paid not only to the substance of trade policy but to the processes through which it is effected. Growing realization of the need to enhance transparency and legitimacy in trade poli...
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In the light of the events surrounding the Seattle Ministerial in December 1999 and the fate of the Multilateral Agreement on Investment, increasing attention is being paid not only to the substance of trade policy but to the processes through which it is effected. Growing realization of the need to enhance transparency and legitimacy in trade poli...
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The increasingly complex character of the US-EU economic relationship is well understood. Within this relationship, trade politics is an important setting for the interaction of firms, states and civil society. Focusing on a highly significant transatlantic trade dispute relating to a US tax policy (called foreign sales corporations), the article e...
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The aim of this article is to move beyond the exclusivist categorisations and their attendant preoccupations set out in the dominant debate. In doing so, the argument is made that we have entered another phase in the evolution of state-society relations, a transition that has important implications for the evolution of diplomacy. Not only has the c...
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The growing extranational involvement of regional and local governments has provided a growing focus of interest from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Consequently, we have a good deal of analytical and empirical material from which to draw conclusions regarding the meaning and significance of this phenomenon. Diversity is accompanied by dis...
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List of Tables and Figures Foreword J.Bilodeau Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction: Foreign Ministries: Redefining the Gatekeeper Role B.Hocking Diplomacy towards the Twenty-First Century R.Langhorne & W.Wallace Australia: Change and Adaptation in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade S.Harris Canada: Trying to Get it Right: T...
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This chapter is concerned with two long-standing themes in debates about diplomacy: ‘newness’ and ‘decline’. It rests on the belief that these debates have generated a largely sterile discussion rooted in two competing perspectives on international relations: state-centric and world society views. Understanding the importance of diplomacy, however,...
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Given the fact that the foreign ministry has come to be viewed from several perspectives as being in a state of relative decline, a book devoted to it might be regarded as a strange enterprise. There are, however, several reasons why this is not so. Firstly, despite arguments which suggest that fundamental changes in the nature of the international...
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In seeking to test the conventional wisdom that foreign ministries are 'in decline', the contributors to this book examine the role and status of foreign ministries in twelve countries together with their place within the European Union. Valuable information on the response of the foreign policy machinery to change at both the domestic and internat...
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A major consequence of the post-Cold War order has been the change, in two senses, of our perceptions of power and the processes through which power is converted into influence. Firstly, notions of power expressed in absolute terms have altered as the referents of power have been modified in significant ways, partly in response to the expanding pol...
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The environmental agenda provides ample evidence of the growing complexity characterising much of contemporary policy‐making. But an understanding of the role of diplomacy within the policy processes has been constrained by assumptions rooted in debates about the nature of international relations and the appropriate focus for its analysis, leading...
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Federal constitutions and external relations, Greg Craven consumership versus citizenship - is there wiggle room for local regulation in the global economy?, John Kincaid towards a typology of non-central foreign economic behaviour - the case of agricultural trade, Andrew F. Cooper managing foreign relations in federal states - linking central and...
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A leading article in a 1983 issue of the Wall Street Journal headed ‘George v. Maggie’, concerned a dilemma then facing President Reagan: in the long-running dispute over the practice, employed by some US state governments, whereby they taxed foreign corporations on the basis of their worldwide earnings (the ‘unitary taxation’ controversy examined...
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At the beginning of this study, we identified two themes which the subsequent chapters have sought to weave together. The first of these relates to the forces of localization which have accompanied the more frequently observed patterns of globilization marking the character of contemporary international relations. These, it has been argued, result...
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The focus of the previous chapter was on the pattern of negotiations at two levels — the domestic and international — in the context of traditional intergovernmental trade negotiations. It demonstrates the point made in earlier chapters, namely that non-central governments can become enmeshed in complex diplomatic processes and, in so doing, discha...
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It has been suggested in the previous chapter that related changes in the international and domestic environments within which public policy develops have produced, alongside the internationalization of the policy processes, a congruent ‘localization’. This development presents policy makers both with challenges, as local interests and politics int...
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The emphasis of the foregoing discussion has been on the complexities characteristic of multilayered diplomacy. Rather than existing in different worlds, operating by distinctive rules and insulated from one another by divergent agendas, non-central and central governments are locked together in webs of relationships and patterns of interaction whi...
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From the discussion in the previous chapter, we can see that in the complex world of contemporary trade diplomacy, subnational actors, such as NCGs, will fulfill a variety of roles, become enmeshed in a web of interactions and involved in diplomatic strategies of both their own and others’ making. In the process, they may be seen to be agents of na...
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It is not hard to see why environmental issues should be regarded as quintessentially ‘international’. After all, by their very nature they deny the logic of accepted territorial divisions both within and between national communities. The actions of one jurisdiction, in the areas of water and air pollution, for example, can have catastrophic conseq...
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One of the first documents bearing on America’s foreign relations to land on the desk of newly elected President George Bush came not, as one might have expected, from a federal agency such as the State Department or the Office of the Special Trade Representative, but from the World Trade Commission of the State of California.1 This memorandum, wit...
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This book sets out to explore contemporary life in Australia, looking also at the future of the continent, and covering topics ranging from its history, culture, religion, values and ecological perspectives to its economy and politics.

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I am currently preparing a co-authored monograph on diplomacy in the digital age. My co-author is Brian Hocking.