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The Common Foreign and Security Policy

  • Martin Holland
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Abstract

Traditional analyses of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) fall into three distinct groups: institutional and historically descriptive accounts; theoretical approaches; and specific case studies. The organizing principle behind this chapter avoids this compartmentalization. Seven key CFSP questions are presented that link both empirical and theoretical issues and provide a basis for further analysis. These questions are: Who makes EU foreign policy? Why is there an EU foreign policy? How is it expressed? What are the constraints? What is the record? What are the prospects? Does foreign policy matter?

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