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"Concepts of European foreign policy revisited: Narrowing the theoretical capability-expectations gap"

Ginsberg, Roy. (1997) "Concepts of European foreign policy revisited: Narrowing the theoretical capability-expectations gap". In: UNSPECIFIED, Seattle, WA. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    This essay provides an overview of conceptual works on European foreign policy (EFP) and explores the problems associated with conceptualizing the European Union (EU) as an international actor or "presence." It concludes with an analysis of recent moves by scholars to develop a framework for more systematic and balanced analysis of EFP that is less dependent on single explanations and normative assumptions. This essay begins with a brief review of policy developments which provides a sober backdrop to the theoretical problematique which follows. It ends on a more sanguine note about the potential for progress in conceptual thinking than would have been thought possible a short time ago.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > foreign/security policy 1993--(includes CFSP/CESDP/ESS)
    Other > integration theory (see also researching and writing the EU in this section)
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1997 (5th), May 29-June 1, 1997
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2007
    Page Range: p. 55
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:23
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2599

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