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Europe's Foreign and Security Policy


  • 13 tables
  • Page extent: 308 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.62 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 327/.094
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: D860 .S65 2004
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Europe--Foreign relations--1989-
    • European Union countries--Foreign relations
    • European Union countries--Politics and government
    • Security, International

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521831352 | ISBN-10: 0521831350)

The emergence of a common security and foreign policy has been one of the most contentious issues accompanying the integration of the European Union. In this book, Michael Smith examines the specific ways foreign policy cooperation has been institutionalized in the EU, the way institutional development affects cooperative outcomes in foreign policy, and how those outcomes lead to new institutional reforms. Smith explains the evolution and performance of the institutional procedures of the EU using a unique analytical framework, supported by extensive empirical evidence drawn from interviews, case studies, official documents and secondary sources. His perceptive and well-informed analysis covers the entire history of EU foreign policy cooperation, from its origins in the late 1960s up to the start of the 2003 constitutional convention. Demonstrating the importance and extent of EU foreign/security policy, the book will be of interest to scholars, researchers and policy-makers.

• Unique analytical framework developed to explain the special relationship between institutional development and cooperative outcomes • Covers the entire history of EU foreign policy cooperation from its origins in the late 1960s • Synthesizes a large amount of empirical evidence drawn from a variety of sources, including numerous elite interviews


List of tables; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction: foreign and security policy in the European Union; Part I. Institutions and Foreign Policy Cooperation: The Theoretical and Empirical Terrain: 1. The institutionalization of cooperation: an analytical framework; 2. Institutions and European foreign policy cooperation: the empirical link; Part II. The Institutionalization of Cooperation: 3. Origins: intergovernmentalism and European political pooperation; 4. Information-sharing and the transgovernmental EPC network; 5. Norms, rules and laws in European foreign policy; 6. Organizations and European foreign policy; 7. Toward governance: the Common Foreign and Security Policy; Part III. Residual Institutional Issues: 8. Unfinished business: coherence and the EU's global ambitions; Conclusion: beyond the CFSP: institutions, defense and the European identity; References; Index.

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