Explaining Euro-Paralysis

Why Europe is Unable to Act in International Politics

  • Jan Zielonka

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Jan Zielonka
    Pages 25-54
  3. Jan Zielonka
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  4. Jan Zielonka
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  5. Jan Zielonka
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  6. Jan Zielonka
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 239-266

About this book


This book is about Europe's apparent inability to cope with the complex international environment. Why does the Union fail to create a workable (sound) Common Foreign and Security Policy? Five distinct explanations for Euro-paralysis are considered, focusing on power politics, the assertion of national interests, misguided institutional designs, a crisis of modern democracy, and the post-Cold War conceptual confusion.


Common Foreign and Security Policy Europe international politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Jan Zielonka
    • 1
  1. 1.European University InstituteFlorenceItaly

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