1st Edition

Foreign Policies of EU Member States Continuity and Europeanisation

Edited By Amelia Hadfield, Ian Manners, Richard G. Whitman Copyright 2017
    304 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    304 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Foreign Policies of EU Member States provides a clear and current overview of the motivations and outcomes of EU Member States regarding their foreign policy-making within and beyond the EU. It provides an in-depth analysis of intra-EU policy-making and sheds light, in an innovative and understandable way, on the lesser-known aspects of the inter-EU and extra-EU foreign policies of the twenty-eight Member States. The text has an innovative method of thematic organisation in which case study state profiles emerge via dominant foreign policy themes. The text examines the three main policy challenges currently faced by the twenty-eight Member States:

    • First, EU Member States must cooperate within the mechanisms of the EU, including the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP).
    • Second, EU Member States continue to construct their own inter-EU foreign policies.
    • Third, the sovereign prerogative exercised by all EU Member States is to construct their own foreign policies on everything from trade and defence with the rest of the world.

    This combination of clarity, thematic structure and empirical case studies make this an ideal textbook for all upper-level students of European foreign policy, comparative European politics and European studies.

    Introduction [Richard G. Whitman, Amelia Hadfield, Ian Manners]

    Part I: Geographic Orientations / Geopolitics

    1. Northern Europe: Denmark, Sweden, Finland & New Northern Europe: Baltics [Hiski Haukkala,Tobias Etzold and  Kristi Raik]

    2. Western Europe, Britain, Ireland, Benelux 3 [Richard G. Whitman and Ben Tonra]

    3. Eastern Europe, Visegrad Four / Austria / Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria [Karolina Pomorska]

    4. Core Europe: France and Germany [Luis Simon]

    5. Southern Europe, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, New Southern Europe: Malta, Cyprus [Madalina Dobrescu, Tobias Schumacher and Stelios Stavridis ]

    Part II: Foreign Policy Dimensions

    6. Foreign Policy and Diplomacy [Simon Duke]

    7. Security and Defence [Ana E. Juncos]

    8. Humanitarian and Conflict Prevention/ Resolution [Anne-Marie Peen Rodt]

    9. Enlargement and Geopolitics [Meltem Müftüler-Bac]

    10. European Foreign Energy Security [Amelia Hadfield]

    11. European Neighbourhood Policy and the Migration Crisis [Amelia Hadfield]

    12. Development [Jan Orbie and Simon Lightfoot]

    13. External Facets of Justice, Freedom and Security [Jocelyn Mawdsley]

    14. National Aims and Adaptations [Alasdair Young and Chad Damro]

    15. EU in the World: From Multilateralism to Global Governance [Robert Kissack]

    16. Conclusion [Ian Manners, Richard G. Whitman and Amelia Hadfield]


    Amelia Hadfield is the Director of the Centre for European Studies (CEFEUS) and the Jean Monnet Chair in European Foreign Affairs, at Canterbury Christ Church University.

    Ian Manners is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Richard G. Whitman is Professor of Politics and International Relations and Head of the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent, UK. He is also Associate Fellow at Chatham House and an Academic Fellow at the European Policy Centre.

    ‘For the many scholars and students who have used the first edition of The Foreign Policies of EU Member States as a key reference and resource, this second edition is very welcome. It also represents a significant advance in our understanding of foreign policies in the EU, combining as it does analysis based on the geopolitical orientations and roles of the member states with their engagement in a series of cross-cutting issues, and enables important comparative conclusions to be drawn. The result is a rich and provocative collection of case-studies as well as a stimulating comparative analysis.’

    Michael Smith, University of Warwick, UK.

    ‘This most welcomed edited book provides an indispensable contribution to studying and understanding EU foreign policy by linking the diverse historic and geostrategic foundations of Member States’ identity and preferences, to those domestic dimensions’ influence on forging a ‘common’ foreign policy across often rather contentious foreign policy fields. It is thus an invaluable read for academics’ as much as for actual foreign policy-makers’ interested in comprehending the challenge of achieving ‘unity in diversity’ in EU foreign policy-making.’

    Ingo Peters, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.