Identity Construction through the ENP: Borders and Boundaries, Insiders and Outsiders

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


The basic conceptual argument for looking at the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) through the prism of identity construction is that this offers a unique frame of reference that is potentially capable of providing a more profound understanding of the European Union — both as an international actor and as source of foreign policy in the international system.


Member State Foreign Policy International Actor International Affair Identity Construction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ben Tonra
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  1. 1.UCD College of Human Sciences’ Graduate SchoolIreland

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