Actors In Europe's Foreign Policy / Edition 1

Actors In Europe's Foreign Policy / Edition 1

by Christopher Hill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415122236

ISBN-13: 9780415122238

Pub. Date: 08/08/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Five years ago observers might have doubted that national foreign policies would continue to be of importance: it seemed inevitable that collective European positions were becoming ever more common and effective. Now the pendulum has swung back with a vengeance. The divided European responses to the prospect of war with Iraq in 1990-91, and to the war in the

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Overview

Five years ago observers might have doubted that national foreign policies would continue to be of importance: it seemed inevitable that collective European positions were becoming ever more common and effective. Now the pendulum has swung back with a vengeance. The divided European responses to the prospect of war with Iraq in 1990-91, and to the war in the Balkans have made what happens in the national capitals seem divisive.
The Actors in Europe's Foreign Policy is a timely survey of the interplay between the European Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy and the long-established national foreign policies of the Union's Member-States. The book contains a chapter on each country in the Union as well as a chapter on the United States in its role as the 'thirteenth seat at the table'. There is also a chapter on the European Commission, whose role in the external relations of the Community steadily grew during the 1980's.
This book will be invaluable for students and scholars of the European Union and of international politics. It will also be of great interest to practitioners in all countries concerned with Europe's role in international affairs.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415122238
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/08/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Preface
Introduction: actors and actions1
1France: the impact of Francois Mitterrand19
2Germany's role in the CFSP: 'Normalitat' or 'Sonderweg'?40
3United Kingdom: sharpening contradictions68
4Regional reassertion: the dilemmas of Italy90
5Spain: the uses of foreign policy cooperation108
6The Commission: the struggle for legitimacy130
7Belgium: the importance of foreign policy to European political union151
8Denmark: a new activism in foreign and security policy166
9Greece: the limits to convergence186
10Ireland and common security: stretching the limits of commitment?208
11Luxembourg: new commitments, new assertiveness226
12The Netherlands: the weakening pull of Atlanticism247
13Portugal: pressing for an open Europe268
Conclusions: the European rescue of national foreign policy?288
Index305

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