In a new Special Issue of The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Guri Rosén and Kolja Raube aim to explore parliamentary influence in security policies beyond the right to veto troop deployments and other formal sources of authority.
This paper presents a two-fold analysis of the EU's Foreign and Security Policy, examining the degree and form of integration as well as the substance of the policy. Sjursen finds evidence of a large-scale transformation in the processes of European foreign policy making and in the interaction between national and EU levels of decision-making.
This paper tests the explanatory power of a deliberative and an intergovernmental approach with regards to small state influence within the EU's external policy. It provides a detailed analysis of the Swedish-Finnish initiative on including crisis management in the Amsterdam Treaty in 1997.
Børge O. Romsloe
This paper attempts to conceptualize the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy by moving beyond traditional (realist or rational choice) perspectives. The alternative conceptions discussed are those of the EU as an (i) identity-based or (ii) rights-based entity, each with separate implications for the pursuit of a common European policy.