The European Union as a Global Actor

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Psychology Press, 1999 - Political Science - 316 pages
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This comprehensive, up to date and theoretically informed text examines the full range of the European Union's external relations including the Common Foreign and Security Policy.


It look at the increasingly important part the EU plays in global politics. The authors argue that the EU's significance cannot be grasped by making comparisons with traditional states. Issues covered include:



* the status, coherence, consistency and roles of the EU as an actor, and what being an actor means in practice.
* how the field of trade relations forms the basis of the EUs activities
* the EU in global environmental diplomacy, North-South relations and in relation to the Mediterranean and East/Central Europe
* the EU's controversial relationship to the Common Foreign and Security Policy and defence.

  

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Contents

Locating
15
The EU as an economic power and trade actor
46
The Unions
80
The EC in NorthSouth
109
Ever closer association? Relations with the near abroad1
138
Towards a common foreign and security policy?
169
Defence of the Union security of Europe
197
Delimiting EU actorness?
223
Conclusion
248
Bibliography
294
Index
311
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