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EU Foreign Policy in a Globalized World
Normative Power and Social Preferences (edited by Zaki La´di)

Unlike other studies on EU foreign policy, this publication shifts its focus from the bureaucratic aspects of the EU's performance at the international level to focus specifically on the meanings and outcomes of its foreign policy. This volume is a collection of work written by leading experts in the field that identifies European collective preferences. It also analyses the extent to which these inform and shape policy, and the extent to which these preferences are shared by other actors within the system across the globe.

By concentrating on foreign policy in this way, the book suggests two possible outcomes for Europe:

  1. Either Europe succeeds in imposing a norms-based international system, and thus, in this case, its soft power capacity will not only have been demonstrated but will be enhanced;
  2. On the contrary, it does not succeed and the global system will become one where Realpolitik reigns, especially once China, India and Russia attain a preponderant influence on the international scene
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This publication is part of the Routledge GARNET series, 'Europe in the World'. It provides a forum for innovative research and current debates emanating from the research community within the Network of Excellence GARNET (Global Governance, Regionalisation and Regulation: The Role of the EU), funded by the European Commission.

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