EU Foreign Policy in a Globalized World Normative power and social preferences
Written by leading experts in the field, this volume identifies European collective preferences and analyzes to what extent these preferences inform and shape EU foreign policy and are shared by other actors in the international system.
While studies of the EU’s foreign policy are not new, this book takes a very different tack from previous research. Specifically it leaves aside the institutional and bureaucratic dimensions of the European Union’s behaviour as an international actor in order to concentrate on the meanings and outcomes of its foreign policy taken in the broadest sense. Two outcomes are possible:
- Either Europe succeeds in imposing a norms-based international system and thus, in this case, its soft power capacity will not only have been demonstrated but will be enhanced
- Or, on the contrary, it does not succeed and the global system will become one where realpolitik reigns; especially once China, India and Russia attain a preponderant influence on the international scene.
EU Foreign Policy in a Globalized World will be of interest to students and scholars of European Union politics, foreign policy and politics and international relations in general.
- Norms and Preferences in the World System: The Case of Europe
- The Internalization of Norms in the EU: The Roots of the EU’s Externalization of Rules-Based Governance in the International Arena
- The Normative Power of the European Union in World Politics
- The Historicity of International Norms
- Why political theory is critical about governance through norms
- Europe and the World: A Few Considerations on the Copenhagen Criteria
- Expressing preferences through economic integration: the European Union’s moral economy in the global polity
- Global Trends and European Norms in the Field of Security and Defence Policy
- Multilevel Trade Governance in the World Trade Organization and in Europe: Does the EU offer a model for the WTO?
- European Collective Preference and East Asia Political Reality
- Emerging India and Global Norms: Status Quo or Revisionist?
- The Clash of Universalisms: EU, US and the Rest
Vivien A. Schmidt,
Ummu Salma Bava
'The wide geographical coverage of the case material as well as the rich analysis of the domestic political contexts in which the EU policies operate make the volume a very useful reference for students, scholars and practitioners interested in EU foreign policy in general and the democracy dimension of the EU's external policies in particular.' - Gergana Noutcheva, JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN STUDIES, volume 18, No 1, 2010