1st Edition

EU Foreign Policy in a Globalized World Normative power and social preferences

Edited By Zaki Laïdi Copyright 2008
    212 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    224 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

      1. Norms and Preferences in the World System: The Case of Europe
      2. Zaki Laïdi

      3. The Internalization of Norms in the EU: The Roots of the EU’s Externalization of Rules-Based Governance in the International Arena
      4. Vivien A. Schmidt,

      5. The Normative Power of the European Union in World Politics
      6. Ian Manners

      7. The Historicity of International Norms
      8. Karoline Postel-Vinay

      9. Why political theory is critical about governance through norms
      10. Jean Leca

      11. Europe and the World: A Few Considerations on the Copenhagen Criteria
      12. Anne-Marie LeGloannec

      13. Expressing preferences through economic integration: the European Union’s moral economy in the global polity
      14. Ben Rosamond

      15. Global Trends and European Norms in the Field of Security and Defence Policy
      16. Jolyon Howorth

      17. Multilevel Trade Governance in the World Trade Organization and in Europe: Does the EU offer a model for the WTO?
      18. Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann

      19. European Collective Preference and East Asia Political Reality
      20. Liu Ming

      21. Emerging India and Global Norms: Status Quo or Revisionist?
      22. Ummu Salma Bava

      23. The Clash of Universalisms: EU, US and the Rest

      Kalypso Nicolaidis


    Zaki Laïdi is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre d’études européennes of Sciences Po, Paris, France. He is also Professor at Sciences Po Paris and Collège de Bruges, Belgium.

    '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