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European Political Co-operation

Simon J. Nuttall

Abstract

European Political Co-operation (EPC) is the process by which Member States of the European Community co-ordinate their foreign policies. This book sets out to describe the development of EPC and to trace the influences that have made it what it is today. The arguments about transfer of sovereignty in foreign policy-making, the influence of the United States, the leading role played by France, and the effect on policy of finding organizational solutions in reaction to crises are all examined through a historical account of events over more than thirty years. EPC is the basis from which the Eur ... More

Keywords: EPC, European Political Co-operation, European Community, foreign policy, diplomatic process, sovereignty, United States, France

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1992 Print ISBN-13: 9780198273189
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273189.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon J. Nuttall, author
Commission of the European Communities