European Union Foreign Policy

European Union Foreign Policy : From Effectiveness to Functionality

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Scholars and policymakers in EU foreign policy lament the EU's inability to assert itself on the world stage. This book explains this weakness by arguing that EU foreign policy is burdened by various internal functions, and systemizes the analysis of internal functionality, pushing the study beyond the concern with effectiveness.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 139.95 x 215.9 x 10.16mm | 453.59g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2011 ed.
  • IX, 176 p.
  • 1137517220
  • 9781137517227

Review quote

". . . the book presents a sophisticated picture of the contructivist functions that foreign plays in the advancement of European Integration." - Crisitian Nitoiu, The Jounral Of Common Market Studies, Volume 49, No. 6, November 2011.show more

About Christopher J. Bickerton

CHRISTOPHER J. BICKERTON Assistant Professor in Political Science at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He was previously Departmental Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Oxford. He has published widely in the field of European Studies and International Relations, in journals such as the Journal of Common Market Studies, Political Studies and International Politics.show more

Table of contents

Introduction Functionality in EU Foreign Policy: A Framework of Analysis Managing Ambivalence: National Foreign Policy in an Age of 'Power Avoidance' The Politics of Performance: Turf Battles in EU Foreign Policy Normative Power and the EU's Search for Meaning Saving the Union? EU Foreign Policy and the Democratic Deficit Conclusionshow more

Review Text

". . . the book presents a sophisticated picture of the contructivist functions that foreign plays in the advancement of European Integration." - Crisitian Nitoiu, The Jounral Of Common Market Studies, Volume 49, No. 6, November 2011.show more