The Foreign Policy of the European Union (The European Union Series 2nd ed. 2014)

The Foreign Policy of the European Union (The European Union Series 2nd ed. 2014)

By: Stephan Keukeleire (author), Tom Delreux (author)Paperback

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This authoritative textbook gives a comprehensive account of the European Union's foreign policy. Going beyond the typical focus on the Common Foreign and Security Policy and Common Security and Defence Policy, Keukeleire and Delreux demonstrate the scope and diversity of the EU's foreign policy and show how areas such as trade, development, environment and energy are inextricable elements of it. The book examines the EU's key foreign relations - with its neighbourhood, with the US, China and Russia, and with the emerging powers - and argues that the EU's foreign policy needs to be understood not only as a response to crises and conflicts, but also as a means of shaping international structures and influencing long-term processes. Up to date, jargon-free and supported by its own website, this systematic and innovative appraisal of this key policy area is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students of EU Foreign Policy. For supporting materials, please visit the comprehensive online resource guide 'Exploring EU Foreign Policy' at

About Author

Stephan Keukeleire is Jean Monnet Professor at Leuven International and European Studies (LINES) of the University of Leuven, Director of its 'Master in European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives', and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium. Tom Delreux is Professor of EU Politics at the Institut de sciences politiques Louvain-Europe (ISPOLE) of the University of Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve), Belgium.


Introduction.- 1. The Nature of EU Foreign Policy.- 2. European Integration and Foreign Policy: Historical Overview.- 3. The EU's Foreign Policy System: Actors.- 4. The EU's Foreign Policy System: Policy-making.- 5. EU Foreign Policy and National Foreign Policy.- 6. Key Issues in EU Foreign Policy.- 7. The Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP).- 8. The Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).- 9. Trade, Development and Other External Action.- 10. The External Dimension of Internal Policies.- 11. EU Foreign Policy towards its Neighbourhood.- 12. Competition with Major Powers: The US, Russia, China, Emerging Powers and Islamism.- 13. The EU and Multilateral Organizations.- Conclusions: Theorizing EU Foreign Policy.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781137025746
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 408
  • ID: 9781137025746
  • ISBN10: 1137025743
  • edition: 2nd ed. 2014

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