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Making EU Foreign Policy

National Preferences, European Norms and Common Policies

  • Daniel C. Thomas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

  3. Case Studies

  4. Conclusions

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 234-240

About this book


A novel explanation of how EU member states overcome their divergent preferences to reach agreement on common foreign policies, with fourteen in-depth case studies covering diplomatic and security issues, enlargement, trade, development and environmental protection.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel C. Thomas
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Politics and International Relations and Dublin European InstituteUniversity College DublinIreland

About the editors

SIMON DUKE Professor at the European Institute for Public Administration, the Netherlands OLE ELGSTRÖM Professor of Political Science at Lund University, Sweden JEFFREY LEWIS Associate Professor of Political Science at Cleveland State University, USA ANAND MENON Professor of West European Politics at the University of Birmingham, UK THOMAS RISSE Professor of International Politics at the Free University of Berlin and co-director of the Research College 'The Transformative Power of Europe,'Germany FRANK SCHIMMELFENNIG Professor of European Politics at ETH Zurich, Center for Comparative and International Studies, Switzerland MICHAEL E. SMITH Professor of International Relations at the University of Aberdeen, UK DANIEL C. THOMAS Associate Professor in the School of Politics and International Relations and Director of the Dublin European Institute at University College Dublin, Ireland JOHN VOGLER Professor of International Relations at Keele University and a member of the ESRC Centre for Climate Economics and Policy, UK RICHARD YOUNGS Associate Professor at the University of Warwick, UK, and Director of FRIDE in Madrid, Spain.

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