Instruments of Parliamentary Diplomacy: The case of Italy Cover Image

Instrumentet e Diplomacisë parlamentare: Rasti i Italisë
Instruments of Parliamentary Diplomacy: The case of Italy

Author(s): Ervis Iljazaj
Subject(s): Politics, Governance, International relations/trade, Methodology and research technology
Published by: Shtëpia botuese “UET Press”
Keywords: Italy; foreign policy; parliamentary diplomacy; instruments;

Summary/Abstract: Lately, we have seen that alongside traditional foreign policy lead by governments there is also a new, informal kind of foreign relations, that is widespread and it involves directly or indirectly parliamentary structures. In some cases, these inter-parliamentary activities create short-term and transitory initiatives, but, in other cases, they bring to life stable and permanent forms of collaboration. In this context, in the last years, it has been created an “environment” of inter-parliamentary relations that represents a valuable tool for solving issues among countries, even in hard moments. These collaboration practices between national parliaments are known as “parliamentary diplomacy”. This analysis will look at “parliamentary diplomacy”, focusing on Italy as its case study: created in 2001 to direct the collaboration among National Assemblies in order to participate in international governance. This study will analyze the instruments of “parliamentary diplomacy” by also looking at other cases, such as the inter-parliamentary dialog between European and Asian nations.

  • Issue Year: 13/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 53-63
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Albanian