Foreign Policy of the European Union (1995-2004): A Study in Structural Transition

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This book analyzes how European countries have been able to embark on the integration process and develop regional external relations through the European Union (EU) Community institutions. By defining the parameters of the concept offoreign policy applied to the case of the European Union, the study argues that there is a strong relationship between international crises and the development of the institutions, instruments and practices of EU Foreign Policy.


“The European Union (EU) integration process has been widely explained through the debates between euro-skeptics and euro-philes. . . . the field of European studies benefits from the study presented by Dr. Roberto Domínguez in which he analyzes the EU not only as a pendulum of competing ideas, but also as a process with multiple actors which interrelate in one specific area of the EU: external relations.” – Dr. Joaquín Roy, University of Miami, Jean Monnet Professor, Director of the Miami-Florida European Union Center for Excellence

“This book masterfully describes the EU’s transformation from a “political dwarf” to a significant actor in international affairs, and sheds further light on the institutional transformations and the evolution in the interests of EU actors that have made possible this change.” – Prof. Sebastián Royo, Suffolk University

Table of Contents

1. The EU: A Regional System of Integrative Governance
2. The Theoretical Dialogue Concerning the Study of European Integration
3. European Union Foreign Policy
4. The EU Foreign Policy System: Development of Institutions, Instruments and Practices
5. Contemporary Trends in EU Foreign Policy
6. Transatlantic Case Studies: Networks in the EU Foreign Policy Making
Final Thoughts on EU Foreign Policy

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