Scholars and policymakers in EU foreign policy lament the EU's inability to assert itself on the world stage. This book explains this weakness by arguing that EU foreign policy is burdened by various internal functions, and systemizes the analysis of internal functionality, pushing the study beyond the concern with effectiveness.
About the Author
CHRISTOPHER J. BICKERTON Assistant Professor in Political Science at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He was previously Departmental Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Oxford. He has published widely in the field of European Studies and International Relations, in journals such as the Journal of Common Market Studies, Political Studies and International Politics.
". . . the book presents a sophisticated picture of the contructivist functions that foreign plays in the advancement of European Integration." - Crisitian Nitoiu, The Jounral Of Common Market Studies, Volume 49, No. 6, November 2011.