|Author (Person)||Balfour, Rosa|
|Content Type||Textbook | Monograph|
Based on extensive empirical work by a cross-European group of researchers, this book assesses the impact of the creation of the European External Action Service (EEAS) on the national foreign policy-making processes and institutions of the EU member states. As such, the contributions cover both the involvement of the national diplomatic and foreign policy actors in shaping the outlook of the EEAS and its mission, as well as the changes (or not) it has produced for those actors of the member states. The analysis draws in theoretical frameworks from Europeanisation and socialisation, but also from intergovernmental frameworks of policy-making within the European Union.
This book is much needed, especially in an era when the EU is trying to pull its weight in the international sphere (e.g. Syria, Iran, the Arab Spring, Chinese relations and emerging powers) but also at a time when the EU is trying to recalibrate its institutional structure in light of the current financial predicaments and questions on the democratic legitimacy of the European project.
Introduction - Rosa Balfour, Caterina Carta and Kristi Raik
Part I: The EEAS and National Diplomacies as Part of Global and European Structures
Part II: National Diplomacies Shaping and Being Shaped by the EEAS
Conclusions: adaptation to the EU or to the changing global context? - Rosa Balfour, Caterina Carta and Kristi Raik
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|