This book presents a fresh examination of the values and principles that inform EU foreign policy, exploring the implications of these values and principles on the construction of European Union identity today.
The authors show how current debates on European Union foreign policy and on European identity tend to be kept separated, as if the process of identity formation had only an internal dimension or it was not related to the external behaviour of an international actor. Conceiving EU foreign policy in its broadest context as a set of political actions that are regarded by external actors as ‘EU’ actions, the book focuses on both Pillar I and Pillar II policies, involving EU and member state actions and material political actions and less material ones such as speech acts.
Adopting a multidisciplinary perspective and drawing on political science, political economy, sociology, environmental science and women’s studies, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of European studies and politics.
Table of Contents
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1 Introduction: values, principles, identity and European Union foreign policy
2 The constitutive nature of values, images and principles in the European Union
- Theoretical perspectives on the role of values, images and principles in foreign policy
KNUD ERIK JØRGENSEN
4 Values, science and the European Union: bio-technology and transatlantic relations
5 Environmental values and climate change: contrasting the European Union with the United States
6 The European Union and the value of gender equality
ANDREA PETO AND IAN MANNERS
7 Principles of democracy and human rights: a review of the European Union’s strategies towards its neighbours
8 Promoting human rights and democracy in European Union relations with Russia and China
- The use of force as coercive intervention: the conflicting values of the European Union’s external action
- Values in European Union development cooperation policy
- European Union regulatory capitalism and multilateral trade negotiations
SONIA LUCARELLI AND ROBERTO MENOTTI
FEDERICO BONAGLIA, ANDREA GOLDSTEIN AND FABIO PETITO
ADRIAN VAN DER HOVEN
12 Conclusion: valuing principles in European Union foreign policy
SONIA LUCARELLI AND IAN MANNERS
Sonia Lucarelli is Adjunct Professor of International Relations at the University of Bologna at Forlì. Her research interests include IR theory, European security, EU foreign policy. Her publications include: Europe and the Breakup of Yugoslavia. A Political Failure in Search of a Scholarly Explanation; and Mobilising Politics and Society? The EU Convention’s Impact on Southern Europe.
Ian Manners is a Senior Lecturer in Political Science at Malmö University. His research interests include European integration theory and the European Union’s external actions. His publications include Substance and Symbolism: an Anatomy of Cooperation in the New Europe; and with Richard Whitman (eds.) The Foreign Policies of European Union Member States. His article ‘Normative Power Europe: a Contradiction in Terms?’ won the prize for the best article in the Journal of Common Market Studies for 2002.