In recent decades, the external action of the European Union (EU) has been undergoing considerable change. An expansion of the EU’s external policy portfolio can be observed in many areas as previous policies for internal purposes – such as competition, energy, the environment, justice and home affairs or monetary governance but also gender, science, culture or higher education – have developed external dimensions.
This book addresses the EU’s potential to become a more joined-up global actor in its external engagement. It uses a single and innovative analytical framework to examine three clusters of policies: EU internal sectoral and cross-cutting policies with long-standing external engagement, those which have been undergoing considerable change, and originally internal policies whose external dimensions are comparatively more recent. It identifies key explanatory factors for the emergence of (certain forms of) EU external engagement and identifies patterns of the evolving relations between EU internal and external sectoral policies. As such, the book examines and assesses exciting new empirical and theoretical research avenues into European integration studies and offers insights into the extent to which the EU may be considered a more joined-up global actor developing sectoral diplomacies.
This text will be of key interest to scholars and students as well as practitioners in the fields of European Union politics, European Union foreign policy, European Politics, diplomacy studies, and more broadly law and international relations.
Foreword: A Joined up Global Actor? EU External Engagement and the Fuzzy Boundaries between Internal and External Policies [Helga Maria Schmid, Secretary General of the European External Action Service] Part I: Introduction and Analytical Framework 1. Introduction: The Expanding Scope of EU External Engagement [Simon Schunz, Chad Damro and Sieglinde Gstöhl] 2. Analytical Framework: Understanding and Explaining EU External Engagement [Simon Schunz, Chad Damro and Sieglinde Gstöhl] Part II: EU Internal Policies with a Long-standing External Engagement 3. EU External Engagement in Areas with Longstanding Internal Policies: Single Market, Competition Policy and Environmental Policy [Chad Damro and Enrique Ibáñez] 4. The EU’s External Engagement in the Promotion of Gender Equality [Michaela Anna Šimáková] Part III: EU Internal Policies with Rapidly Evolving External Engagement 5. Crisis in the Euro Area and EU External Engagement in Economic and Monetary Policies [Sara Hurtekant] 6. Work in Progress: The Development of EU External Engagement on Energy [Francesca Batzella] 7. The External Dimension of EU Immigration Policies: Reacting to External Events? [Tommaso Emiliani and Annika Linck] Part IV: EU Internal Policies with Newly Emerging External Engagement 8. The External Engagement of the European Union in Science and Research: Towards EU Science Diplomacy? [Heiko Prange-Gstöhl] 9. Culture in EU External Relations: The Quest for a Cultural Diplomacy [Simon Schunz] 10. The EU’s External Engagement in Higher Education: Externalizing the Bologna Process [Ludovic Highman] 11. Playing a Different Game: The EU’s Engagement in International Sports Governance [Arnout Geeraert and Edith Drieskens] Part V: Conclusion 12.