Foreign policies of EU member states. Continuity and Europeanisation

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Publication Date 2017
ISBN 978-0-415-67005-0 (hbk) / 978-0-415-67006-7 (pbk) / 978-1-31-527672-4 (ebook)
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Foreign policies of EU member states provides a clear and current overview of the motivations and outcomes of EU member states regarding their foreign policy-making within and beyond the EU. It provides an in-depth analysis of intra-EU policy-making and sheds light, in an innovative and understandable way, on the lesser-known aspects of the inter-EU and extra-EU foreign policies of the twenty-eight member states.

The text has an innovative method of thematic organisation in which case study state profiles emerge via dominant foreign policy themes. The text examines the three main policy challenges currently faced by the twenty-eight member states:
- First, EU member states must cooperate within the mechanisms of the EU, including the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP).
- Second, EU member states continue to construct their own inter-EU foreign policies.
- Third, the sovereign prerogative exercised by all EU member states is to construct their own foreign policies on everything from trade and defence with the rest of the world.

This combination of clarity, thematic structure and empirical case studies make this an ideal textbook for all upper-level students of European foreign policy, comparative European politics and European studies.


Introduction: conceptualising the foreign policies of EU Member States - Amelia Hadfield, Ian Manners and Richard G. Whitman

Part I: Geographic Orientations / Geopolitics
1. The Northern European member states - Hiski Haukkala, Tobias Etzold and Kristi Raik
2. Western EU member states foreign policy geo-orientations: UK, Ireland and the Benelux - Richard G. Whitman and Ben Tonra
3. Foreign policies of Eastern EU states - Karolina Pomorska
4. France and Germany: the European Union's 'central' member states - Luis Simón
5. Southern Europe: Portugal, Spain, Italy, Malta, Greece, Cyprus - Madalina Dobrescu, Tobias Schumacher and Stelios Stavridis

Part II: Foreign Policy Dimensions
6. Foreign policy and diplomacy - Simon Duke
7. Security and defence - Ana E. Juncos
8. Member state policy towards EU military operations Anne-Marie Peen Rodt
9. Enlarging the European Union: member state preferences and institutional dynamics - Meltem Müftüler-Bac
10. European energy policy - Amelia Hadfield
11. European neighbourhood policy and the migration crisis - Amelia Hadfield
12. Development: shallow Europeanisation? - Jan Orbie and Simon Lightfoot
13. External facets of justice, freedom and security - Jocelyn Mawdsley
14. National aims and adaptation: lessons from the market - Chad Damro and Alasdair Young
15. The EU in the world: from multilateralism to global governance - Robert Kissack
16. Conclusion - Amelia Hadfield, Ian Manners and Richard G. Whitman

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