This book examines new approaches to the EU’s foreign policy that address its rapidly changing character, presenting the newest theoretical perspectives and dealing with novel empirical developments. Rather than simply considering structural variations and changes in the agency of the EU, it explores the new complexity in EU foreign policy. The authors offer new theoretical perspectives and new empirical studies dealing, among others, with issues such as:
This book will be of interest to students and scholars of European politics, European foreign policy and European integration.
Maciej Wilga is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Science of the University of Innsbruck, Austria.
Ireneusz Paweł Karolewskiis Associate Professor of Political Science at the Willy Brandt Centre for German and European Studies of the University of Breslau (Wrocław, Poland) and Adjunct Professor for Political Science at the University of Potsdam, Germany.
The Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) of the European Union (EU) is usually assumed to be intergovernmental. Contributors to this book examine the extent to which a move beyond intergovernmentalism has taken place, how this manifests itself, and what may be the democratic implications. While the EU’s international outlook testifies to a quest for democracy, the institutions and procedures that govern decision-making are found wanting.
This book was originally published as a special issue of Journal of European Public Policy.
Karolewski argues that various types of citizenship correlate with differing collective identities and demonstrates the link between citizenship and collective identity. He constructs three generic models of citizenship including the republican, the liberal and the caesarean citizenship to which he ascribes types of collective identity. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the book integrates concepts, theories and empirical findings from sociology (in the field of citizenship research), social psychology (in the field of collective identity), legal studies (in the chapter on the European Charter of Fundamental Rights), security studies (in the chapter on the politics of insecurity) and philosophy (in the chapter on pathologies of deliberation) to examine the current trends of European citizenship and European identity politics.
This book will be of interest to students and scholars of European politics, political theory, political philosophy, sociology and social psychology.