Global Power Europe - Vol. 1

Theoretical and Institutional Approaches to the EU's External Relations

  • Astrid Boening
  • Jan-Frederik Kremer
  • Aukje van Loon

Part of the Global Power Shift book series (GLOBAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Institutions and Processes of the EU’s External Relations

  3. The EU: A Global Power: Theoretical Approaches for Measuring the EU’s Power in Today’s World

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 235-240

About this book


This two-volume project provides a multi-sectoral perspective over the EU's external projections from traditional as well as critical theoretical and institutional perspectives, and is supported by numerous case studies covering the whole extent of the EU’s external relations. The aim is to strive to present new approaches as well as detailed background studies in analyzing the EU as a global actor.

Volume 1: The first volume “Theoretical and Institutional Approaches to the EU’s External Relations” addresses the EU's overall external post-Lisbon Treaty presence both globally and regionally (e.g. in its "neighborhood"), with a special emphasis on the EU’s institutional framework. It also offers fresh and innovative theoretical approaches to understanding the EU’s international position. -   With a preface by Alvaro de Vasoncelos (former Director European Union Institute for Security Studies)

 Volume 2: The second volume “Policies, Actions and Influence of the EU’s External Relations”, examines in both quantitative and qualitative contributions the EU's international efficacy from a political, economic and social perspective based on a plethora of its engagements.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Astrid Boening
    • 1
  • Jan-Frederik Kremer
    • 2
  • Aukje van Loon
    • 3
  1. 1., European Union CenterUniversity of MiamiCoral GablesUSA
  2. 2.Center for Global Studies, Institute for Political ScienceBonn UniversityBonnGermany
  3. 3., Chair for International PolitcsRuhr University BochumBochumGermany

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