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Understanding the European Union's External Relations / Edition 1

Understanding the European Union's External Relations / Edition 1

by Michele Knodt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415296978

ISBN-13: 9780415296977

Pub. Date: 06/02/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The European Union is one of the world's biggest economies. However, its role as an international actor is ambiguous and it's not always able to transform its political power into effective external policies. The development of an 'assertive' European Union challenges the image of an internal project aimed at economic integration and international relations

Overview

The European Union is one of the world's biggest economies. However, its role as an international actor is ambiguous and it's not always able to transform its political power into effective external policies. The development of an 'assertive' European Union challenges the image of an internal project aimed at economic integration and international relations theories based on unitary state actors. This book systematically links the EU's external relations to existing political theories, showing how existing theories need to be modified in order to deal with specific characteristics of the EU as an international actor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415296977
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/02/2003
Series:
Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Part I - The development of the EU's external role: between co-operation and fragmentation
Part II - Internal decision making on external policies: the challenges of multiple levels and multiple pillars

Part III - Promoting European norms, values and ideas - the EU as an exporter of models
Part IV - Conclusion

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