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Europe as EmpireThe Nature of the Enlarged European Union$
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Jan Zielonka

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199292219

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199292213.001.0001

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Governance Beyond Borders

Governance Beyond Borders

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(p.140) 6 Governance Beyond Borders
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Europe as Empire
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Jan Zielonka (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199292213.003.0007

This chapter focuses on various aspects of “external” affairs in Europe. It first shows that the Union is not on its way to becoming a Westphalian type of international actor. Foreign and security policy is still largely in the hands of Member states and not the Union. Moreover, Member states are often hopelessly divided and eager to use various non-European institutional tools for their foreign and defense policies. The emerging international system in Europe also looks more medieval than Westphalian. The system is not anarchic, and collective bargaining over laws and procedures rather than balancing and ganging up over territorial gains is the essence of interstate politics at present.

Keywords:   foreign policy, security policy, European Union, government

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