Foreign Ministries

Change and Adaptation

  • Brian Hocking

Part of the Studies in Diplomacy book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Richard Langhorne, William Wallace
    Pages 16-22
  3. Maurice A. East, C. Edward Dillery
    Pages 226-246
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 269-281

About this book


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 international levels is provided as are important insights into the linkages between foreign policy and the mechanisms through which it is conducted. This book will be essential reading for those concerned with foreign policy-making in the post-Cold War era as well as those interested in the evolving machinery of government in its broader context.


cold war desegregation Europe European Union European Union (EU) foreign policy government interdependence Israel Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Brian Hocking
    • 1
  1. 1.Coventry UniversityUK

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