Who is a Normative Foreign Policy Actor? The European Union and Its Global Partners
WHO IS A NORMATIVE FOREIGN POLICY ACTOR? THE EUROPEAN UNION AND ITS GLOBAL PARTNERS, CEPS Paperbacks, Centre for European Policy Studies, 2008
336 Pages Posted: 26 Jan 2009
Date Written: May 27, 2008
This book investigates "Who is a normative foreign policy actor?" It forms part of a new project intended to explore fundamental aspects of foreign policy at the global level, against the backdrop of a proliferation of global actors in the 21st century, following half a century with only one undisputed global hegemon: the United States. The European Union is itself a new or emerging foreign policy actor, driven by self-declared normative principles. But Russia, China and India are also increasingly assertive actors on the global stage and similarly claim to be driven by a normative agenda. The fundamental question explored is how will these various global actors define their foreign policy priorities, and how they will interact, especially if their ideas of normative behaviour differ?
Keywords: EU Neighbourhood, Foreign Policy, Security Policy
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