East Central European Foreign Policy Identity in Perspective

Back to Europe and the EU’s Neighbourhood

  • Elsa Tulmets

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: The ‘Return to Europe’ and the Rediscovery of the East

  3. The ‘Return to Europe’ and the Definition of East Central European Foreign Policy Roles in the Eastern Neighbourhood

  4. The ‘Europeanisation’ of Foreign Policy Behaviour or the Reconstruction of the Self?

  5. Conclusion: The Dilemmas in Interpreting Foreign Policy Identity

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 281-326

About this book


How have countries in the EU that were previously under Communist rule influenced the creation of a European policy towards other Post-Soviet nations? This study explores countries including the Czech Republic and Poland and shows how they have helped develop a coherent policy based reconciling political and historical foreign policy identities.


communism Europe European policy European Union (EU) foreign policy participation Policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Elsa Tulmets
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.CERISciences Po ParisFrance
  2. 2.Institute of International Relations (IIR)PragueCzech Republic

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