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Title Normative power Europe : empirical and theoretical perspectives / edited by Richard G. Whitman
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 292 pages)
Series Palgrave studies in European Union politics
Palgrave studies in European Union politics.
Contents 1. Norms, power and Europe: a new agenda for study of the EU and international relations / Rchard G. Whitman -- PART I. Perspectives on Power: 2. Legitimacy through norms: the political limits to Europe's normative power / Chris J. Bickerton -- Part II. Norms and the Neighbourhood: 3. The European Union as a regional normative hegemon: the case of European neighbourhood policy / Husju Haukkala; 4. Mind the normative gap?: the EU in the South Caucasus / Enna J. Stewart; 5. Power discources and power pratcices: the EU's role as a normative power in Bosnia / Ana E. Juncos -- Part III. Global Perspectives: 6. Normative and military powers in EU peace operations / Annika Björkdahl; 7. The European Union, the United States and global public goods: competing models or two sides of the same coin? / Michael Smith; 8. The EU's development policy: empirical evidence of 'normative power Europe'? / Vicki L. Birchfield; 9. Promoting labour standards through trade: normative power or regulatroy state Europe? / Jan Orbie -- Part IV. Future Orientations: 10. Human security and the search for a normative narrative / Mary Martin; 11. Normative power Europe and conflict transformation / Thomas Diez and Michelle Pace; 12. The European Union's normative power: critical perspectives and perspectives on the critical / Ian Manners
Summary Since it was first introduced in 2002 the concept of Normative Power Europe (NPE) has been actively and intensively debated by scholars in the fields of European Studies and International Relations. The theory of NPE promotes the idea of the European Union as an 'ideational' actor in global politics characterised by its attempts to promote a set of common principles, and acting to diffuse norms in International Relations. This volume brings together an international group of scholars to examine the methodological, theoretical and empirical challenges in the study of the European Union through NPE. Contributors assess the impact that NPE has had to-date. Collectively the contributions offer new theoretical and methodological perspectives on one of the most widely used and influential ideas in the study of the EU of the last decade
"The notion of Normative Power Europe (NPE) is that the European Union as an 'ideational' actor is characterised by common principles and acting to diffuse norms within international relations. This volume highlights the utility of NPE in explaining EU policy processes and outcomes through a set of case studies and critiques"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject European Neighbourhood Policy (Program)
European Union
European Neighbourhood Policy (Program)
European Union.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- International.
Diplomatic relations.
European Union countries -- Foreign relations
European Union countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Whitman, Richard G.
ISBN 9780230305601