Unintended Consequences of EU External Action

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Series Details Volume 54, Number 1, Pages 1-15
Publication Date March 2019
ISSN 1751-9721
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There is a gap in IR and EU scholarship concerning unintended consequences in an international context, leaving this important phenomenon understudied. To fill this gap, a conceptualisation of unintended consequences is offered, and a set of common research questions are presented, highlighting the nature (what), the causes (why) and the modes of management (how) of unintended consequences of EU external action. The Special Issue contributes to the study of the EU as an international actor by broadening the notion of the EU’s impact abroad to include the unintended consequences of EU (in)actions and by shedding new light on the conceptual paradigms that explain EU external action.

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This article is part of a Special Issue of this journal, titled Unintended Consequences of EU External Action.

Source Link https://doi.org/10.1080/03932729.2019.1558522
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