Normative Power Europe

Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives

  • Richard G. Whitman

Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics book series (PSEUP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Norms, Power and Europe: A New Agenda for Study of the EU and International Relations

  3. Perspective on Power

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
  4. Norms and the Neighbourhood

  5. Global Perspectives

  6. Future Orientations

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 248-292

About this book


The notion of Normative Power Europe (NPE) is that the EU is an 'ideational' actor characterised by common principles and acting to diffuse norms within international relations. Contributors assess the impact of NPE and offer new perspectives for the future exploration of one of the most widely used ideas in the study of the EU in the last decade.


conflict Europe European Neighbourhood European Neighbourhood Policy European Union European Union (EU) international relations Policy transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard G. Whitman
    • 1
  1. 1.University of KentUK

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