Allies at Odds? The United States and the European Union

  • Authors
  • Thomas¬†S.¬†Mowle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Thomas S. Mowle
    Pages 35-60
  3. Thomas S. Mowle
    Pages 61-83
  4. Thomas S. Mowle
    Pages 85-111
  5. Thomas S. Mowle
    Pages 113-146
  6. Thomas S. Mowle
    Pages 147-168
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 169-228

About this book


Why, despite their similar goals, do the policy preferences of the European Union and United States diverge on so many multilateral issues? To answer that question, Allies at Odds? thoroughly examines recent international efforts in arms control, environmental protection, human rights, and military cooperation. Evidence from 20 separate cases supports the expectations of the realist approach to international politics, which focuses on the role of power above all. Neither cultural factors nor international institutions have as much influence as some expect. This finding was as true during the Clinton Presidency as during the Bush, indicating that focusing on personalities overlooks more substantial and longer-lasting differences between the Atlantic allies.


Europe European Union European Union (EU) international relations

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