The European Union as a Global Actor

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Psychology Press, 1999 - Political Science - 316 pages
Informed by contemporary theoretical debates within the discipline of International Relations, this book provides a sustained analysis of EU foreign policy. Issues covered include: how actorness is constructed, and the status, coherence, consistency and roles of the EU as an actor; how the field of trade relations forms the basis of the EU's activities; the EU in global environmental diplomacy, N-S relations and in relation to the Mediterranean and East/Central Europe; and the EU's controversial relationship to CFSP and defence. This text reveals that the EU is a multifaceted and variable actor, which cannot be fitted into any orthodox template of a nation state.
 

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Contents

Figures
1
The EU as an economic power and trade actor
46
Tables
51
The Unions
80
The EC in NorthSouth
109
Ever closer association? Relations with the near abroad
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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