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Global Power Europe - Vol. 1

Theoretical and Institutional Approaches to the EU's External Relations

Boening, Astrid, Kremer, Jan-Frederik, van Loon, Aukje (Eds.)

2013, XXVI, 240 p. 1 illus.

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  • The most comprehensive assessment of the EU's role in the world to date
  • Covers the whole extent of the EU's external relations
  • Offers fresh and innovative theoretical approaches to understand the EU's international positioning
  • Delivers profound and deep knowledge about the institutional, legal and political framework of the EU's external actions

This two-volume project provides a multi-sectoral perspective over the EU's external projections from traditional as well as critical theoretical and institutional perspectives, and is supported by numerous case studies covering the whole extent of the EU’s external relations. The aim is to strive to present new approaches as well as detailed background studies in analyzing the EU as a global actor.

Volume 1: The first volume “Theoretical and Institutional Approaches to the EU’s External Relations” addresses the EU's overall external post-Lisbon Treaty presence both globally and regionally (e.g. in its "neighborhood"), with a special emphasis on the EU’s institutional framework. It also offers fresh and innovative theoretical approaches to understanding the EU’s international position. -   With a preface by Alvaro de Vasoncelos (former Director European Union Institute for Security Studies)

 Volume 2: The second volume “Policies, Actions and Influence of the EU’s External Relations”, examines in both quantitative and qualitative contributions the EU's international efficacy from a political, economic and social perspective based on a plethora of its engagements.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » EU - European Union - External Relations - Power

Related subjects » European Integration - Political Science

Table of contents 

Foreword.- Introduction.- Part I: Institutions and Processes of the EU's External Relations.- 1 Is the EU Becoming a Global Power after the Treaty of Lisbon?  - 2 EU Diplomacy: Measuring Success in Light of the Post-Lisbon Institutional Framework.- 3 Coordination of External Policies.- 4 The Enlarged EU in a Globalized World: A Comparative Analysis of Elite and Public Opinion Support for a Common European Foreign Policy.- 5 Reasons for the Current Failure of the European Union as an Internationatl Security Actor.- 6 From Regional Power to Global Power? The European Neighbourhood Policy after the Lisbon Treaty.-  Part II: The EU: A Global Power: Theoretical Approaches for Measuring the EU's Power in Today's World.- 7 Theorizing the European Union's Global Authority: An Alternative Trichotomy.- 8 Towards a Structurally Integrative Approach to the Study of the EU's External Power: Introducing the Concept of "Transnational Power Over".- 9 Behind the Charter: The EU Ethical-Legal Identity in an International Order.- 10 From Harbinger to Role Model: The Influence of the Euro in Regional Monetary Cooperation.- 11 A Toolbox Approach to the EU's External Climate Governance.- 12 The Changing Context of Global Governance and the Normative Power of the European Union.- 13 Domestic Politics in EU External Economic Relations: US-EU Competition in Trade.- Index

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