Denamark and Ireland in EU Foreign Policy

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Ben Tonra

University College Dublin (UCD)

Date Written: 2000


On the face of it, one would expect an analysis of Danish and Irish foreign policy to provide limited insights to the study of comparative European foreign policy. As a rule, smaller states are seen as the flotsam and jetsam of the international system or as „make-weights‟ for realist-inspired bandwagoning coalitions. If a unique model of transformatory Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA) is to be identified, however, its utility is likely to be most evident in an analysis of the more adaptable, less institutionalised and necessarily more open structures and practices of smaller EU member states.

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Tonra, Ben, Denamark and Ireland in EU Foreign Policy (2000). Available at SSRN: or

Ben Tonra (Contact Author)

University College Dublin (UCD) ( email )

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