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Politics of European Integration: Political Union or a House Divided? by Andrew Glencross

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8

The Institutionalization of EU Foreign Policy and Debates over the EU's International Role

Contents
8.0 Introduction: What Is at Stake in Understanding EU Foreign Relations?
8.1 The Institutions and Institutionalization of EU Foreign Policy
8.1.1 The Common Foreign and Security Policy and the Common Security and Defence Policy
8.1.2 Building capacity
8.2 The Debate over EU Foreign Policy Effectiveness
8.2.1 The Transatlantic dimension
8.2.2 Finding consensus
8.3 The Ideological Debate over the Aims of EU Foreign Policy
8.3.1 The EU as a normative power?
8.4 The Explanatory Debate over EU Foreign Policy
8.4.1 Power and interests as explanatory factors
8.4.2 Identity as an explanatory factor
8.5 Concluding Summary
Learning Objectives
  • to analyze the institutional development of EU foreign policy and its consequences for member states;
  • to distinguish between Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP);
  • to identify issues of effectiveness surrounding EU foreign policy;
  • to analyze how the institutionalization of foreign policy has sought to remedy problems of capacity and consensus;
  • to interpret why the EU is defined as a normative power and why this is contested;
  • to distinguish between different causal factors used to explain the development of CFSP;
  • to evaluate similarities and differences between competing explanations of CFSP.

8.0 Introduction: What Is at Stake in Understanding EU Foreign Relations?

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