Greece and Spain in European Foreign Policy: The Influence of Southern Member States in Common Foreign and Security Policy, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Greece and Spain in European Foreign Policy

The Influence of Southern Member States in Common Foreign and Security Policy, 1st Edition

By Dimitrios Kavakas


238 pages

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Paperback: 9780415792936
pub: 2019-09-30
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This title was first published in 2001: This in-depth analysis of the foreign policy behaviour of Greece and Spain, draws conclusions on the role and influence that the two southern member states have had at different times. Dimitrios Kavakas concentrates on four aspects: the history; adaptation of domestic structures; patterns of behaviour in participation of the Common Foreign Security Policy (CFSP); and the issue of securitization. Allowing the reader to explore other aspects apart from the study of foreign policy of European Union member states, this invaluable work will find an audience among research and masters students as well as undergraduates. It is also suitable for courses of European foreign policy, comparative policy analysis and specialist courses on politics, international relations and European studies.


’Commonly held assumptions and misconceptions about the EU’s southern states are taken apart in this book for those interested in comparing two Mediterranean states’ adjustment to being inside the European Community. Dr Kavakas carefully illuminates both the sometimes unanticipated processes and policy changes that participation in the EC and EU requires.’ Professor Juliet Lodge, University of Leeds, UK ’…provides a comprehensive picture of the behaviour of Spain and Greece in the framework of the CFSP and it introduces themes that open up space for further analysis. ’ Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans ’…an interesting study of two member states that are still in search of a definitive role within the European Union.’ Journal of European Integration History

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Origins and development of European foreign policy; Greek and Spanish participation in European foreign policy. Adaptation of national foreign policy; Foreign policy action in CFSP; Geopolitics and foreign policy behaviour; Conclusion; Bibliography; Annexes.

About the Author

Dimitrios Kavakas, Dr, History and International Relations Department, CEDEFOP, Greece. After studying journalism in the beginning of the 1990s in Greece I worked as a political correspondent for a Greek TV and Radio Station and as a Press Officer in the Ministry of Defence. Later I got a degree in International Politics from Wales (Aberystwyth) and I did a PhD research in Leeds. During my time in Leeds University I was employed as a research officer. In 2000 I returned to Greece where I work as a Press & Public Relations Officer for an EU agency and teach European Politics part-time at the American College of Thessaloniki. This is the first book I am publishing but I have a number of conference papers, one research papers published, one journal article and a chapter in an edited book.

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