This text reviews a variety of approaches to the study of the European Union's foreign policy. Much analysis of EU foreign policy contains implicit theoretical assumptions about the nature of the EU and its member states, their inter-relationships, the international system in which they operate and the nature and direction of European integration. In many instances such assumptions, given that they are not discussed openly, curtail rather than facilitate debate. The purpose of this book is to open up this field of enquiry so that students, observers and analysts of EU foreign policy can review a broad range of tools and theoretical templates from which the development and the trajectory of the EU's foreign policy can be studied.
"'A highly topical study into the role of the perhaps most crucial country in the ongoing process of enlarging the European Union towards the East.' Elko Thielemann, Lecturer in European Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science"
Series: Europe in Change
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 16th September 2004
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.3