Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2012

Abstract

The present article examines the character of the European Union (EU) as a polity by looking at the mechanisms it employs to ensure the coherence of its foreign policies. It first contrasts three ideal polity types. The methods chosen to ensure coherence in foreign policy actions differ according to each of the three polity types. The article then explores how the EU ensures coherence through institutional reform, and subsequently looks in detail at two illustrative policy fields: aid sanctions and civilian crisis-management. The investigation concludes that the organisation of EU foreign policies combines elements from different polity types.

Keywords

European Union, Coherence, Sanctions, Civilian crisis management, Polity types

Discipline

Policy Design, Analysis, and Evaluation | Political Science

Research Areas

Political Science

Publication

Journal of Contemporary European Research

Volume

8

Issue

1

First Page

3

Last Page

20

ISSN

1815-347X

Publisher

University Association for Contemporary European Studies

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://www.jcer.net/index.php/jcer/article/view/340

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