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"Transferred roles: the institutional role of the European Commission in the EU’s foreign policy: A case study of EU-Japan relations"

Melis, Demetrios G. (1997) "Transferred roles: the institutional role of the European Commission in the EU’s foreign policy: A case study of EU-Japan relations". In: UNSPECIFIED, Seattle, WA. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    The maintenance of EU-level relations with Japan was eased from the foundations of EU-Japan relations having always rested on the economic dimension. The case study begins with the renewed involvement of the Community in Euro-Japanese relations in the 1980s. The current era of greater communication and cooperation between the EU and Japan was initiated by the conclusion of the EU-Japan Joint Declaration of 1991. The case-study will examine the Joint Declaration and the resulting network of institutional linkages in some detail to discern the impact of the EU level in the EU-Japan relations. It is not enough that the institutional linkages between the EC and Japan maintained a distinct EU level in relations. The EU level will also be shown to have measurably added to the substance and strengthening of European relations with Japan. Although distinct, the EU-Japan dialogue was not necessarily in competition with Member State policies towards Japan. It will be shown that the member states have recognised and encouraged the features of the EU-Japan dialogue which complement their own bilateral policies.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Crisis management.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > foreign/security policy 1993--(includes CFSP/CESDP/ESS)
    Countries > Japan
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > European Commission
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > historical development of EC (pre-1986)
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: 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: 13 Mar 2007
    Page Range: p. 35
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:23
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2675

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