This major new book introduces and examines the latest developments in European foreign policy. It provides a complete overview of the ways in which the very nature of foreign policy in Europe has changed and advances new insights into contemporary European foreign policy analysis.
The book is structured around three parts. Part one provides a concise overview of the latest theories and concepts in this growing field of study and research. Part two assembles and reviews a series of contemporary issue areas including security and defense, economic foreign policy, diplomacy, national cooperation, human rights, and sovereignty. Part three mirrors and builds on Part two by providing an applied case study to each of the preceding topics.
Throughout the book the authors address and incorporate both the national and European Union levels of foreign policy and explore the complex interactions between the two.
The result is a book that will be essential reading for all students and researchers seeking a deeper understanding of European foreign policy today and the wider implications for future foreign policy analysis in politics and international relations.
Helene Sjursen has been at ARENA since 1997. She has previousy worked as a lecturer in politics at the University of Glasgow and the University College Dublin. She holds a Ph.D. in international relations from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Sjursen was Visiting Research Fellow at the European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in the lent and summer term of 2006. She was also a Nordic Visting Fellow at the International Relations Department at LSE in 1999.
Introduction - Walter Carlsnaes PART ONE: THEORIES AND CONCEPTS Foreign Policy Analysis and the New Europe - Brian White European Foreign Policy - Knud Erik Joergensen Conceptualising the Domain PART TWO: ANALYTICAL DIMENSIONS OF EUROPEAN FOREIGN POLICY Security and Defence - Helene Sjursen Economic Foreign Policy - Michael Smith Diplomacy - Brian Hocking National Foreign Policy Coordination - Bengt Sundelius and Magnus Ekengren Collective Identity - Ulrich Sedelmeier Human Rights - Janne Haaland Matlary Sovereignty - Bertrand Badie PART THREE: CASE STUDIES Security and Defence - Annika Hansen The EU Police Mission in Bosnia Foreign Economic Policy - Ricardo Gomez and George Christou The EU and the Mediterranean Diplomacy - Alisdair Blair The Impact of the EU on its Member States National Foreign Policy Coordination - Magnus Ekengren The Swedish EU Presidency Collective Identity - Michelle Pace The Greek Case Human Rights - Agustin Jose Menendez The Right Foreign Policy for the EU? Sovereignty - Frederic Charillon EU Intervention in the `Near Abroad'