Search results

You are looking at 31 - 40 of 2,733 items for :

  • "foreign policy" x
  • Refine by access: All content x
Clear All
Knud Erik Jørgensen

Launched in 1970, Europe’s common foreign policy has, to some degree, come of age. Because previous attempts to introduce cooperation in the field of foreign policy had failed, the cooperative enterprise was deliberately launched with very modest ambitions. Its development over the years came to include still more policy areas, and still more modules were added to its institutional infrastructure. When

in Rethinking European Union Foreign Policy
Thomas Robb

2 Re-assessing foreign policy 1969–72 There could be no special partnership between Britain and the United States, even if Britain wanted it. Prime Minister Heath to President Pompidou, May 19711 The jilted lover According to Henry Kissinger, Edward Heath rejected a close working partnership with Richard Nixon, which left him feeling akin to that of a ‘jilted lover’.2 Kissinger’s analysis has had an incredible impact upon the subsequent scholarly assessments of the US–UK relationship. As Heath’s official biographer Philip Ziegler has claimed, ‘Certainly it was

in A strained partnership?
Arthur B. Gunlicks

chap 11 27/5/03 12:03 pm Page 360 11 European and foreign policy of the Länder Introduction At first it would appear that this chapter is misnamed. Surely “European and Foreign Policy” are themes that belong to the federal government. They do, of course, but the Länder are not irrelevant in these areas. Indeed, European policy is now to a considerable extent domestic policy, and many responsibilities that have traditionally belonged to the Länder have been and are today the subjects of European Community – now EU – regulations and legislation. The efforts

in The Länder and German federalism
A political–cultural approach
Lisbeth Aggestam

The foreign policy process has become Europeanised, in the sense that in every international issue, there is an exchange of information and an attempt to arrive at a common understanding and a common approach – compared to how things were in the past, where most issues were looked at in isolation without addressing the attitudes

in Rethinking European Union Foreign Policy
The European union’s policy in the field of arms export controls
Sibylle Bauer
Eric Remacle

(Adler 1997b ), one could say that integration theories are social and ideological constructs that contribute to shaping the reality of integration rather than to explaining it. European foreign policy is a case in point. Each area of foreign policy decision-making in the EU seems to be inspired by different ideological approaches to integration favoured by the different foreign policy actors. Accordingly, European foreign

in Rethinking European Union Foreign Policy
Henrik Larsen

Social constructivist discourse analysis has, since the early 1990s, become increasingly popular across the social sciences, including international relations. The aim of this chapter is to outline the possibilities for the use of discourse analysis in the study of European foreign policy. Pure rationalists often dismiss EU foreign policy as ‘just words’ or ‘declaratory diplomacy’ as it is often

in Rethinking European Union Foreign Policy
Katie Linnane

3 Australian foreign policy and the vernacular of national belonging Katie Linnane On 22 October 2014 a gunman opened fire on the Canadian National War Memorial and Houses of Parliament, killing a soldier on ceremonial duty and injuring three others. In expressing sympathy on behalf of all Australians, then Prime Minister, Tony Abbott (2013–15), announced: ‘today more than ever, Australians and Canadians are family’ (Wroe 2014). On the surface, such a statement of solidarity appeared both appropriate and unexceptional. In times of crisis or catastrophe

in The politics of identity
Kai Oppermann
Klaus Brummer

Foreign policy has long been conceived of as the (more or less) exclusive domain of the executive branch. Power and responsibility was resting first and foremost in the hands of a country’s “foreign policy executive” which comprises the head of government and key departmental ministers (Hill 2016 : 62). A change in a country’s foreign policy could thus be traced back primarily to alterations in the composition and/or the preferences, interests, beliefs, etc. of the members of the foreign policy executive. However, the executive branch

in Foreign policy as public policy?
Rhiannon Vickers

Vic2-07_Vic01 10/03/2011 11:23 Page 184 Chapter 7 Labour’s foreign policy in the twenty-first century At the turn of the twenty-first century there was a renewed confidence in Britain’s role in the world and optimism about global politics. Tony Blair felt that he had resolved one of the traditional dilemmas in British foreign policy, namely whether to focus on the Atlantic relationship or Britain’s role within Europe. The Cold War was firmly in the past and for Blair, his liberal internationalist approach to the world seemed to be vindicated with the success

in The Labour Party and the world
Nikki Ikani

This chapter proposes an analytical framework for studying changes to EU foreign policy. The Introduction explained how the ambition to draw up such a framework for the EU level is founded on a theoretical dialogue between historical institutionalism (HI), foreign policy analysis (FPA) and public policy studies. The key argument of this study is that to understand changes of EU foreign policy in the wake of critical junctures we need to understand the decision-making process following those critical junctures, in order to

in Crisis and change in European Union foreign policy