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INDIA’s ECONOMIC DIPLOMACY AND THE PRINT MEDIA: WTO’s ABORTED CANCUN CONFERENCE (2003)

Parthe Pratim Basu

The 1990s have ushered in a tectonic shift in the relative balance between world economic and military power—or geopolitics and geoeconomics—propelled by the unravelling of the bipolar security regime on the one hand, and the unfolding process of marketdriven globalization, on the other. As a result, spectacular economic success has become as important a determinant of the international stature of states as their size, population or military prowess. International economic relations have become a much more critical plank of the foreign policies of states than they used to be, and the major, or potentially major powers are seriously aiming ...

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