International Relations and the European Union

Helene Sjursen and Christopher Lord have contributed each with new chapters to the revised edition of International Relations and the European Union

The End of the Eurocrats' Dream

About the book 

This book takes a unique approach by incorporating the study of the EU's world role into the wider field of international relations. As the most comprehensive introduction to the EU's international relations written by leading experts in the field, it is the key text for anyone wishing to understand the EU's role in the contemporary world.

Beginning with an examination of theoretical frameworks and approaches, the book goes on to address the institutions and processes that surround the EU's international relations. Key policy areas, such as security and trade, are outlined in detail, alongside the EU's relations with specific countries, including the United States, China, India, and Russia. 

Updates for the third edition include expanded discussions of three key perspectives to provide a rounded picture of the EU's place in the international system: as a sub-system of international relations, as part of the process of international relations, and as a power in its own right.

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Christopher Lord
Chapter 9: Legitimacy and democracy 

Helene Sjursen 
Chapter 19: The EU's principles in world politics 

In: International Relations and the European Union
Christopher Hill, Michael Smith, and Sophie Vanhoonacker (eds) 

Oxford University Press, 2017
ISBN: 9780198737322

Published June 30, 2017 11:47 AM - Last modified Aug. 18, 2017 11:12 AM