The SAGE Handbook of European Foreign Policy
- Knud Erik Jorgensen - Aarhus University, Denmark
- Aasne Kalland Aarstad - Aarhus University, Denmark
- Edith Drieskens - Leuven International and European Studies, Institute for International and European Policy
- Katie Laatikainen - Adelphi University
- Ben Tonra - University College Dublin, Ireland
European Politics (General) | Politics & International Relations
During the last two decades the study of European foreign policy has experienced remarkable growth, presumably reflecting a more significant international role of the European Union. The Union has significantly expanded its policy portfolio and though empty symbolic politics still exists, the Union’s international relations have become more substantial and its foreign policy more focused. European foreign policy has become a dynamic policy area, being adapted to changing challenges and environments, such as the Arab Spring, new emerging economies/powers; the crisis of multilateralism and much more.
The SAGE Handbook of European Foreign Policy, Two-Volume set, is a major reference work for Foreign Policy Programmes around the world. The Handbook is designed to be accessible to graduate and postgraduate students in a wide variety of disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. Both volumes are structured to address areas of critical concern to scholars at the cutting edge of all major dimensions of foreign policy.
The volumes are composed of original chapters written specifically to the following themes:
· Research traditions and historical experience
· Theoretical perspectives
· EU actors
· State actors
· Societal actors
· The politics of European foreign policy
· Bilateral relations
· Relations with multilateral institutions
· Individual policies
· Transnational challenges
The Handbook will be an essential reference for both advanced students and scholars.
An ambitious and comprehensive tour de table of the essential topics in EU foreign policy by leading European scholars. The Handbook reflects the importance of understanding the full range of EU foreign policy at a time of uncertainty in the direction of European political integration. It is destined to take a prominent place on the bookshelves of libraries, research institutes, and academic departments across the world.
The Sage Handbook of European Foreign Policy provides a comprehensive overview of the literature on the development and practice of European Union foreign policy, with contributions from the leading scholars in the field. It takes an impressively wide scope, encompassing topics that have been extensively debated in the literature as well as newer areas of research including the role of national parliaments, the news media, and think tanks in European foreign policy making. It also gives readers a good understanding of the external challenges the EU now faces, from dealing with ‘rising powers’ to confronting terrorism. An indispensable resource for students and scholars of European foreign policy.
If you are looking for the layouts of the research front of this amorphous theme, this is it.
Handbooks are supposed to provide comprehensive and authoritative overviews of a particular subject matter. This one is the most wide-ranging and most competent treatment of all conceivable aspects of European Foreign Policy yet to be published. By transcending traditional (sub-) disciplinary dividing lines and by systematically rearranging the material via different cuts it both broadens and deepens our knowledge of what is still a historical experiment.
Thorough and thoughtful, comprehensive and detailed, wide-ranging and scholarly. This remarkable collection takes stock and provides a most valuable overview of the study of EU foreign policy. Its analytic breadth and scope will establish this Handbook as an essential reference and the basis for further research for students and scholars in the field for years to come. A superb editorial achievement.