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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

The Foreign Policy of the European Union

ISBN 9780230366961
Publication Date February 2008
Formats Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series The European Union Series

Set clearly in the changed context of the 21st century, this major new text provides a comprehensive analysis of the foreign policy of the European Union assessing the history, actors, processes, partnerships and rivalries of this key area of EU policy. Supporting material is available at: www.palgrave.com/politics/keukeleire/

STEPHAN KEUKELEIREholds aJean-Monnet Chair in European Foreign Policy and is Director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence "The EU, Foreign Policy and Global Governance" atthe Catholic University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven) and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium).

JENNIFER MACNAUGHTAN was, at the time of writing, Head of Office for a Member of the European Parliament.

The Context and Nature of (EU) Foreign Policy
European Integration and Foreign Policy: Historical Overview
The European Union's Foreign Policy System: Actors
The European Union's Foreign Policy System: Policy-making
European Union Foreign Policy and National Foreign Policies
The Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP)
The European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP)
European Union Foreign Policy beyond CFSP
The Foreign Policy Dimension of Internal Policies
The Main Areas of European Union Foreign Policy
The European Union, Multilateralism and Competition with Structural Powers
Conclusions: Theorizing European Union Foreign Policy


'[V]ery well written...[T]he book is comprehensive and analyses all the main aspects of EU foreign policy in a coherent and well structured way, taking a clear conceptual approach to the way in which...EU foreign policy and foreign policy tout court should be reappraised.' -Michele Comelli, The International Spectator
'[A] good critical summary of the role the EU plays on the international scene.' - Dimitry Kochenov, Common Market Law
'[A] systematic analysis and must-have for all those interested in European studies and the international relations of the EU.... It can serve both as a textbook to understand EU foreign policy holisticallyand as a reference book for researchers and students.' - Oscar Pardo, Political Studies Review
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