The EU: Standing aside from the changing global balance of power?

Whitman, Richard G. (2010) The EU: Standing aside from the changing global balance of power? Politics, 30 (s1). pp. 24-32. ISSN 02633957 (ISSN) . (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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The EU has developed its global role in recent years. This has taken place by developing procedures for foreign policy and in the deployment of civilian and military missions internationally. However, the EU suffers from weaknesses that limit its ability to exercise significant global influence and that are apparent in the EU's relationship with the rising powers. The article analyses these limitations which encompass the EU's 'hardware'- its capacity to deploy fully the capabilities of all its constituent Member States - and failings in its 'software'- incoherence and inconsistency in the definition and application of its ideas guiding the EU's global role. © 2010 The Author. Politics © 2010 Political Studies Association.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: PY - 2010/// [EPrints field already has value set] AD - Department of European Studies and Modern Languages, University of Bath, 1 West, North 2.34, Bath BA2 7AY, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] JA - Politics [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: European Union, foreign policy, geopolitics, power relations, superpower, Europe
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Richard G Whitman
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2012 14:01
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2014 13:14
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