The European Union's Roles in International Politics
Concepts and Analysis
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European Union's Roles in International Politics by Ole Elgstrom
Book DescriptionThis new volume develops a conceptual framework for considering and evaluating the roles played by the EU in international politics, drawing upon the literatures of role analysis, international relations and European integration. It pays particular attention to five aspects of role analysis: role conceptions, origins of roles, role institutionalization, role performance and role impact. These form themes running through the volume and are dealt with in individual contributions as appropriate. It also presents fresh applications and empirical case studies that support the conceptual framework and demonstrate the uses of role analysis in relation to the EU and its international activities, and its capacity to inform investigation from different perspectives and standpoints. By taking this approach and by providing both conceptual and empirical argument, this book delivers an innovative perspective on the analysis of the European Union as an international actor, and on the ways in which EU actions are formed and have impact. It also establishes a research agenda based on rigorous development of the framework for role analysis, and demonstrates the ways in which this agenda might be furthered.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415390934
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ole Elgstrom
European Union's Roles in International Politics, Paperback (October 2007)
Develops a framework for considering and evaluating the roles played by the EU in international politics, drawing upon the literatures of role analysis, international relations and European integration. This book focuses on 5 aspects of role analysis: role conceptions, origins of roles, role institutionalization, role performance and role impact.
Development and Democracy, Paperback (April 2006)
Looking at the robust relationship between levels of economic development and democracy, this book suggests that globalization is a key variable in determining the tenuous nature of this relationship in the periphery of the world economy. It also raises questions about the role of social classes in democratization.
European Union Council Presidencies, Hardback (July 2003)» View all books by Ole Elgstrom
The book investigates how and why member states choose to play the presidency role in such dissimilar ways. It is a truly comparative, theoretically informed study of EU council presidencies at the turn of the millennium.
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Author Biography - Ole Elgstrom
Ole Elgstrom is Professor of Political Science at Lund University, Sweden. Michael Smith is Professor of European Politics and Jean Monnet Chair in the Department of Politics, International Relations and European Studies at Loughborough University.
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