The SAGE Handbook of European Foreign Policy, 1st Edition

  • Knud Erik Jorgensen
  • Aasne Kalland Aarstad
  • Edith Drieskens
  • Katie Laatikainen
  • Ben Tonra
  • Published By: Sage UK
  • ISBN-10: 1473914426
  • ISBN-13: 9781473914421
  • DDC: 341.242
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1096 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released December 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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This text is a major reference work for foreign policy programmes around the world. The handbook is designed to be accessible to graduate and postgraduate students in a wide variety of disciplines across the humanities and social sciences, and is structured to address areas of critical concern to scholars at the cutting edge of all major dimensions of foreign policy.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
SAGE 50 Years.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures and Tables.
Notes on the Editors and Contributors.
Research Traditions.
1: Introduction: Research Traditions.
2: The Study of European Foreign Policy: Trends and Advances.
3: The Analysis of Foreign Policy in its Historical Context.
4: The Geopolitics of EU External Relations.
Theoretical Perspectives.
5: Introduction: Theorizing European Foreign Policy.
6: Liberal International Relations Theory and EU Foreign Policy.
7: Realism and European Foreign Policy: Promises and Shortcomings.
8: Critical Approaches to European Foreign Policy.
9: Social-Constructivist and Discursive Approaches to European Foreign Policy.
10: Bureaucratic Politics, New Institutionalism and Principal-Agent Models.
11: Theories of European Integration.
12: Europeanization.
13: Normative Theory: An Untapped Resource in the Study of European Foreign Policy.
European Union Actors.
14: Introduction: EU Actors.
15: Presidencies: The Tale of Two and a Half Presidencies.
16: The European External Action Service.
17: The Governance of European Defence.
18: European Security Intelligence.
19: Directorate-General for Trade of the European Commission.
20: The European Parliament and European Foreign Policy.
21: The Legal Dimension of European Foreign Policy.
State Actors.
22: Introduction: State Actors.
23: Ministries of Foreign Affairs.
24: European Council.
25: National Parliaments.
26: Line Ministries.
Societal Actors.
27: Introduction: Societal Actors in European Foreign Policy.
28: Public Opinion and European Foreign Policy.
29: News Media as Actors in European Foreign-Policymaking.
30: Political Parties and Interest Groups.
31: Think Tanks and European Foreign Policy: Transnational Politics of Expertise.
32: Europe’s Public Intellectuals.