1st Edition

New Approaches to EU Foreign Policy

Edited By Maciej Wilga, Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski Copyright 2014
    282 Pages
    by Routledge

    304 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    EU foreign policy once existed in the form of the European Political Cooperation with only a limited political leverage and symbolic institutional underpinnings. In recent years rapid changes have occurred, including an expanding institutional apparatus, increased responsibility and growing demand for action.

    This book examines new approaches to the EU’s foreign policy that address its rapidly changing character, presenting the newest theoretical perspectives and dealing with novel empirical developments. Rather than simply considering structural variations and changes in the agency of the EU, it explores the new complexity in EU foreign policy. The authors offer new theoretical perspectives and new empirical studies dealing, among others, with issues such as:

    • Power delegation to the Commission.
    • EU diplomacy.
    • Parliamentarisation and constitutionalisation.
    • Committees’ involvement in foreign policy process.


    This book will be of interest to students and scholars of European politics, European foreign policy and European integration.


    Chapter 01: Why is there a Need for New Approaches to EU Foreign Policy? (Ireneusz, Paweł Karolewski/Maciej Wilga)


    Part I: Internal Perspectives on EU Foreign Policy

    Chapter 02: The EU’s ‘External Action’ According to the Lisbon Treaty: Institutional Choices and Their Explanations (Finn Laursen)

    Chapter 03: Approaches to Delegation in EU Foreign Policy: the Case of the Commission (Hylke Dijkstra

    Chapter 04: The High Representative the European External Action Service: Towards the Institutional Coherence in the Case of the Eastern Partnership (Monika Sus)

    Chapter 05: Committee Approach to the CFSP/CSDP: Characteristics, Profiles and Working Habits of EU Diplomats (Nicola Chelotti)

    Chapter 06: The Practice of Diplomacy and EU Security Policy (Mai’a K. Davis Cross)

    Chapter 07: Parliamentarisation Approach: Parliamentary Control in EU Foreign Policy (Kolja Raube)


    Part II: Challenges and Choices in External Perspectives on EU Foreign Policy


    Chapter 08: Normative Power and Military Means: the Case of the EU in FYR Macedonia (T. P. Palm)

    Chapter 09: A Post-Modern Foreign Policy: Can EU Foreign Policy Make a Difference in World Politics? (Dieter Mahncke)

    Chapter 10: Solving the Puzzle of EU Eastern Enlargement: Rhetorical Action in Diffuse Decision Contexts (Thomas Mehlhausen)

    Chapter 11: External Democracy Promotion as a Means of EU Foreign Policy (Irene Hahn-Fuhr)

    Chapter 12: Turkey and the European Union: Partners in Foreign Policy Cooperation in the South Caucasus (Meltem Müftüler-Baç/Aybars Görgülü)


    New Approaches to EU Foreign Policy: Conclusions


    Chapter 13: EUFP Empirical Complexity, Theoretical Plurality and New Approaches to EU Foreign Policy: Conclusions (Maciej Wilga/Ireneusz Paweł Karolewski)


    Maciej Wilga is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Science of the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

    Ireneusz Paweł Karolewski is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Willy Brandt Centre for German and European Studies of the University of Breslau (Wrocław, Poland) and Adjunct Professor for Political Science at the University of Potsdam, Germany.