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The European Union in International Affairs

Strategy-Making in the EU

From Foreign and Security Policy to External Action

Authors: Morillas, Pol

  • Provides evidence on the increasing role of Brussels-based institutions in strategy-making  Addresses a gap in the new intergovernmentalism, never previously applied to the field of external action
  • Interacts with prominent debates in European integration and EU external action
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This book provides a detailed analysis of the policy-making processes of EU strategies in foreign and security policy and external action. It uses the European Security Strategy and the EU Global Strategy to assess their policy-making dynamics both before and after the Lisbon Treaty. Inter-institutional relations in strategy-making are put into the context of current debates in European integration, questioning the assumption that the EU is a body increasingly ruled by intergovernmentalism - as reflected by the new intergovernmentalism literature. The book also provides a categorisation of EU strategies and considers them as policy-inspiration documents, acting as frameworks for policy-making. This reading of strategies lies behind the analysis of the policy-making processes of the ESS and the EUGS, unpacked into four phases: agenda-setting, policy formulation, policy output and implementation. By looking at the shifting policy-making dynamics from foreign and security policy to external action, the author sheds light on the current shape of EU integration.

About the authors

Pol Morillas is Director of CIDOB, the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs. He is also Associate Lecturer at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain.

Reviews

“The book provides profound insights into contemporary EU decision-making in the field of external action and makes a highly valuable contribution to the debate on the new intergovernmentalism as a framework for understanding the post-Lisbon EU.” (Uwe Puetter, Professor, Central European University, Hungary)

“The most detailed, empirically informed analysis of the policy-making processes of EU strategies and a valuable contribution to the shifting dynamics of EU foreign policy after the Lisbon Treaty. This book will be of great interest to practitioners and experts alike.” (Javier Solana, President, ESADEgeo, Spain, and former EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, Spain)

“As the EU lives through its deepest existential crisis, political dynamics in Europe have been marked by the seemingly contradictory reaffirmation of both intergovernmentalism and supranational institutions. Pol Morillas provides a compelling, innovative and granular account of how a hybrid of these two contrasting forces explains strategy-making in the Union. A must read for anyone wishing to understand the intricacies of EU foreign policy.” (Nathalie Tocci, Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali, and Special Adviser to EU HR/VP Federica Mogherini, Italy) 

“In a carefully researched work, Pol Morillas shows how national governments’ influence over some elements of EU foreign policy works in parallel with the notable input of certain EU-level institutions and actors. In doing so, he adds invaluable insights to on-going debates about re-emergent intergovernmentalism and offers an analytical framework through which other areas of EU external action might usefully be assessed.” (Richard Youngs, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Europe, Belgium) 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Strategy-Making in the Era of Intergovernmentalism

    Morillas, Pol

    Pages 1-24

  • An Ever More Intergovernmental EU? From Foreign and Security Policy to External Action

    Morillas, Pol

    Pages 25-73

  • EU Strategies and Their Purposes

    Morillas, Pol

    Pages 75-107

  • The Policy-Making of the European Security Strategy (2003)

    Morillas, Pol

    Pages 109-132

  • The Policy-Making of the European Union Global Strategy (2016)

    Morillas, Pol

    Pages 133-179

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eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-98627-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-98626-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Strategy-Making in the EU
Book Subtitle
From Foreign and Security Policy to External Action
Authors
Series Title
The European Union in International Affairs
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-98627-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-98627-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-98626-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 203
Topics