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European Foreign Policy
The EC and Changing Perspectives in Europe

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March 1994 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The advent of the "new" Europe will precipitate many changes--and challenges--in the way countries conduct foreign policy. In European Foreign Policy, a team of international contributors shows how the dominant theories in foreign policy analysis can be applied to recent events in Europe. Contributors offer insightful discussions on such issues as the role of multinational companies, the future of European security, the impact of Maastricht, the challenges of a common defense and unified foreign policy, and feminist observations of a "new" Europe. Consideration is also given to the various countries themselves and how each will respond to recent changes. Students and academics in the fields of political science, international relations, comparative politics, and peace studies will find this volume a must read. "A stimulating contribution to the debate on theories of international relations and foreign-policy analysis." --Journal of Peace Research "European Foreign Policy is a landmark collection of studies by European scholars on the value and relevance of foreign policy analysis (FPA) in light of changing international circumstances. European Foreign Policy is a more coherent product than most edited volumes. It is also a welcome revision of, and addition to, the existing literature. This book is a landmark publication in the sense that it takes new initiatives in, and provides new solutions to, problems that are central to foreign policy analysis. As a consequence, it has a rare cumulative impact in the field." -Mershon International Studies Review

 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
Steve Smith
Foreign Policy Theory and the New Europe
 
PART TWO: THE CHANGING FOREIGN POLICY CONTEXT OF THE NEW EUROPE
Michael Smith
Beyond the Stable State?
Foreign Policy Challenges and Opportunities in the New Europe  
Thomas Risse-Kappen
The Long-Term Future of European Security
Roger Tooze
Foreign Economic Policy in the New Europe
Gerd Junne
Multinational Enterprises as Actors
 
PART THREE: FOREIGN POLICY ACTORS IN THE NEW EUROPE
Ben Soetendorp
The Evolution of the EC/EU as a Single Foreign Policy Actor
Frank Pfetsch
Tensions in Sovereignty
Foreign Policies of EC Members Compared  
Alfred van Staden
After Maastricht
Explaining the Movement Towards a Common European Defence Policy  
Hans Mouritzen
Testing Weak Power Theory
Three Nordic Reactions to the Soviet Coup  
Bengt Sundelius
Changing Course
When Neutral Sweden Chose to Join the European Community  
Olav F Knudsen
Context and Action in the Collapse of the Cold War European System
 
PART FOUR: CRITIQUES
Marysia Zalewski
What's New?
Feminist Observations on the New Europe  
Ole W(scandinavian ae)ver
Resisting the Temptation of Post Foreign Policy Analysis
 
PART FIVE: CONCLUSION
Walter Carlsnaes
In Lieu of a Conclusion
Compatibility and the Agency-Structure Issue in Foreign Policy Analysis  

`A landmark collection of studies by European scholars on the value and relevance of FPA in light of the changing international circumstances. European Foreign Policy is a more coherent product than most edited volumes. It is also a welcome revision of, and addition to, the existing literature. This book is a landmark publication in the sense that it takes new initiatives in, and provides new solutions to, problems that are central to foreign policy analysis. As a consequence, it has a rare cumulative impact in the field' - Mershon International Studies Review

`Of special interest to scholars and graduate students concerned with international relations theory, comparative foreign policy and politics, and FPA. The bibliography is excellent, covering most of the theoretical literature [and] is particularly helpful for those unfamiliar with this literature. Graduate students who are working their way through this labyrinth of conflicting and overlapping theories for the first time will find the volume useful as well as reassuring... As theory and think pieces, all of the essays are of high quality and display impressive control of the sprawling literature that in toto constitutes what passes for theory building in international relations and FPA' - European Security

`This collection of essays looks at what IR theory has to offer for explaining the situation after the Cold War and, in particular, the challenges posed by European integration, a process which is increasingly blurring the boundaries of foreign and domestic policy areas. Steve Smith's introduction sets out the theoretical challenges for European foreign policy analysis, highlighting the fact that the book aims to challenge American intellectual hegemony. Part II examines what IR theory has to say about four key issues: the role of the state, European security, foreign economic policy and multinational enterprises. These chapters are well executed and thought-provoking. They are followed in Part III by the application of the theory to several empirical issues... this is a valuable collection which will not only be widely used among IR students but also deserves close study by European integration specialists' - Political Studies

`A stimulating contribution to the debate on theories of international relations and foreign policy analysis' - Journal of Peace Research

`This very useful collection of fourteen essays is the product of an ongoing collaboration of British, German, Dutch and Scandinavian scholars under the auspices of the European Consortium of Political Research.... these essays are valuable in several ways and in ways that lend insight into the state of foreign policy analysis in Europe... the chapters usefully describe in a broader manner what has been going on in European foreign policy in the past five years. The reader leaves this book with a better sense of the kinds of international pressures faced by European governments and the various ways in which they have sought to reorient their foreign policies... the empirical chapters are usefully focussed on a common phenomenon: the occurence of change in foreign policy.... It is clearly an important contribution to the mainstream of foreign policy analysis, and again especially for a US and other audiences that have not been able to observe close hand the recent events and trends in European international politics' - Cooperation and Conflict

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