Foreign Ministries in the European Union

Integrating Diplomats

  • Brian Hocking
  • David Spence

Part of the Studies in Diplomacy and International Relations book series (SID)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Hanspeter Neuhold
    Pages 37-59
  3. Rik Coolsaet, Ann-Sofie Voet
    Pages 60-74
  4. Knud Erik Jørgensen
    Pages 75-94
  5. Esko Antola
    Pages 95-110
  6. Melanie Morisse-Schilbach
    Pages 111-131
  7. Elfriede Regelsberger
    Pages 132-145
  8. Ben Tonra
    Pages 146-162
  9. Mario Zucconi
    Pages 163-176
  10. Duco Hellema
    Pages 177-190
  11. José M. Matos Correia
    Pages 191-211
  12. Ignacio Molina, Fernando Rodrigo
    Pages 212-237
  13. Magnus Ekengren, Bengt Sundelius
    Pages 238-249
  14. Brian Hocking
    Pages 273-286
  15. Brian Hocking, David Spence
    Pages 287-305
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 306-314

About this book


What role, if any, does the foreign ministry perform in contemporary world politics? Is the argument that it is in a state of terminal decline accurate or rooted in only partial understandings of its changing character? Foreign Ministries in the European Union explores this theme in the context of the EU where foreign ministry has played a key role in the development of integration but where its role is increasingly questioned. The contributors examine the foreign ministry in thirteen member states and draw conclusions that challenge some conventional wisdoms.


Europe European Union European Union (EU) Germany

Editors and affiliations

  • Brian Hocking
    • 1
  • David Spence
    • 2
  1. 1.Coventry UniversityUK
  2. 2.Delegation of The European Commission to the United NationsGenevaSwitzerland

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