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Institutional Structures and Processes: German Foreign Policy-Making and the CFSP

  • Nicholas Wright
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Part of the New Perspectives in German Political Studies book series (NPG)

Abstract

This chapter examines the mechanics of German foreign policy-making in relation to the CFSP, focusing on political leadership and strategic management, structures, and processes. It discusses the roles of, and relationships between, the Chancellery and Foreign Ministry in setting and executing German foreign policy, a process made more complex by the requirements of coalition government and the need to involve a wide range of stakeholders, particularly from economic ministries. It goes on to examine the challenges within the German system of achieving effective co-ordination in Brussels, the efforts to improve this, and the impact the involvement of a greater number of stakeholders has had on the position and influence of the Foreign Ministry within the foreign policy-making process.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicholas Wright
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  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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