Contemporary European Foreign Policy by Walter Carlsnaes, Helene Sjursen, Brian White

By Walter Carlsnaes, Helene Sjursen, Brian White

This significant new ebook introduces and examines the newest advancements in ecu overseas coverage. It offers a whole review of the ways that the very nature of overseas coverage in Europe has replaced and advances new insights into modern eu international coverage research. The e-book is based round 3 elements. half one presents a concise evaluation of the newest theories and ideas during this transforming into box of analysis and learn. half assembles and studies a chain of latest factor components together with safety and protection, financial international coverage, international relations, nationwide cooperation, human rights, and sovereignty. half 3 mirrors and builds on half by way of offering an utilized case examine to every of the previous issues. through the e-book the authors handle and contain either the nationwide and ecu Union degrees of international coverage and discover the advanced interactions among the 2. the result's a ebook that may be crucial interpreting for all scholars and researchers looking a deeper knowing of ecu international coverage this present day and the broader implications for destiny international coverage research in politics and diplomacy.

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We have focused specifically in this chapter on the potential of the Europeanisation concept and constructivist approaches, but there is also interesting work emerging from more mainstream public policy perspectives that are now being applied to EFP, on transnational policy networks, multilevel governance and policy entrepreneurs (see, for example, Krahmann, 2002; Bicchi, 2002). References Allen, D. ”: the search for an effective and coherent external policy’, in J. Peterson and H. Sjursen (eds), A Common Foreign Policy for Europe?

Connecting levels of analysis: ‘Europeanisation’ The brief commentary above on the two dominant approaches to analysing Europe’s international role suggests that they are not necessarily the best guides to developing theory in the context of European foreign policy. qxd 3/10/04 12:50 PM 20 Page 20 Theories and Concepts methodological debates about levels of analysis and the agent-structure relationship reveals that these approaches offer the putative European foreign policy analyst some stark and limited choices.

Already the range of possible theoretical approaches of both a positivist and a post-positivist orientation is more clearly delineated. We have focused specifically in this chapter on the potential of the Europeanisation concept and constructivist approaches, but there is also interesting work emerging from more mainstream public policy perspectives that are now being applied to EFP, on transnational policy networks, multilevel governance and policy entrepreneurs (see, for example, Krahmann, 2002; Bicchi, 2002).

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