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EU in the Views of Asia-Pacific Elites: Australia, New Zealand and Thailand. NCRE Research Series No. 5, December 2005

Holland, Martin and Chaban, Natalia and Bain, Jessica and Stats, Katrina and Sutthisripok, Paveena. (2005) EU in the Views of Asia-Pacific Elites: Australia, New Zealand and Thailand. NCRE Research Series No. 5, December 2005. [Working Paper]

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    Abstract

    [From the Introduction]. With its population approximating 450m people and its territory covering the space from the Atlantic Ocean to the Carpathian Mountains, the European Union (EU) is a new “giant” on the world stage. Neither a nationstate nor a regional organization, the EU is growing in importance as an international actor. Traditionally, it has been known as a global economic powerhouse and currently holds the status of a leading economy in the ‘troika’ of major regions of the world economy – Europe/ EU, North America, and the Asia-Pacific. Alongside this projection as an economic ”muscle”, the EU has more recently sought new and complementary roles on the world stage – as an audible voice in the international political arena, a skilful international negotiator, a power with a ‘soft’ touch, a model for international integration, and a possible counterbalance to the USA.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > foreign/security policy 1993--(includes CFSP/CESDP/ESS)
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > University of Canterbury (NZ), National Centre for Research on Europe > NRCE Research Series
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 23 May 2009
    Page Range: p. 24
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 18:11
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10938

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