A Different Kind of Power? brings together the most important contributions to the debate about the past, current and future role of the European Union (EU) in international politics. Its main organizing theme is the question of whether the EU acts as a normative rather than a traditional great power in its external relations. The volume is structured in five sections, which move from outlining the normative power debate to its assessment in different policy areas and in relation to other international actors:
Thomas Diez is professor of political science and international relations at the University of Tubingen. In 2009, he received the Anna Lindh Award for his contribution to the field of European Foreign and Security Policy Studies.
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