How should one perceive of the efforts to strengthen the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) of the EU? This paper considers this development in the light of political theory, concluding that interest-based political realism must be supplemented by a deliberative perspective to take full account of the strenghtened foreign policy capabilities of the EU.
What becomes the fate of fundamental politico-legal principles as differentiation and multi-level political systems emerge? This paper captures the grandes lignes of the present development in Europe, where various forces go to counteract what has traditionally been a set of unitary legal systems.
ARENA Working Paper 18/1997 (html)