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Europeanization and Foreign Policy
State Identity in Finland and Britain

ISBN 9781138969148
Published May 13, 2016 by Routledge
184 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book examines the relationship between the European Union (EU) and its member states by analysing how the process of integration in the field of foreign policy is shaping member states' identities.

Focusing on the mutually constitutive aspects of the relationship between the EU and its member states, Jokela argues that we need discourse analytic and comparative tools for analysing foreign policy in the EU context and draws on the contributions of poststructural international relations. Providing empirically rich and comparative case studies that explore the impact of europeanization of foreign and security policy on Finnish and British foreign policy discourses as well as these states’ identities, Jokela generates detailed knowledge about the interplay of national and supranational foreign policy discourses.

Making an important contribution to europeanization studies, foreign policy analysis and discourse analysis, this book will be of strong interest to students and scholars of European politics, comparative politics, foreign policy and interntional relations.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. The Europeanization of Foreign Policy  3. Foreign Policy and State Identity  4. The Europeanization of Finnish Foreign and Security Policy Discourse: From Neutrality to Alignment Identity  5. The Europeanization of British Foreign and Security Policy Discourse: Re-articulating the Great Power Identity  6. Comparing the Reproduction of State Identities in Finland and Britain  7. Conclusion

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Juha Jokela is the director of the European Union research programme at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs.