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The External Relations of the European Union


Pascaline Winand, Andrea Benvenuti and Max Guderzo

The book analyses the attitudes of non-EU countries towards European integration in historical and contemporary perspectives. The authors study a range of actors in Europe and beyond to explain the impact of the creation of the European Communities on the international system and how the EU is perceived in the world.
The book further shows the significance of the institutional interplay within the EU, and between EU institutions, member states and external actors led by their own internal dynamics to explain policy outcomes. It investigates to what extent the perceptions of the international community towards the European Communities and the EU have been influenced by the complexity of their decision-making and the difficulty of reconciling the views of member states on key external relations issues. The authors also study the interplay of non-EU countries and the EU within the broader context of international and regional institutions and forums for international cooperation.
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This book is dedicated to the memory of Alan Milward and Eric Remacle. It is the outcome of a conference on the external relations of the European Union held in Melbourne in September 2009. The conference was organised by the Monash European and EU Centre at Monash University (Melbourne) in collaboration with the University of New South Wales (Sydney), the Machiavelli Inter-University Centre for Cold War Studies (CIMA, Florence and Rome), the National Centre for Research on Europe at the University of Canterbury (Christchurch) and the Institut d’études européennes of the Université libre de Bruxelles. A special thank you to Cormac McMahon for his careful editing work on the manuscript.

The book was subject to a double blind refereeing process.No part of this book may be reproduced in any form, by print, photocopy, microfilm or any other means, without prior written permission from the publisher. All rights reserved.© P.I.E. PETER LANG S.A.    Éditions scientifiques internationales    Brussels, 2014    1 avenue Maurice, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium; www.peterlang.comISSN 1376-0890ISBN 978-2-87574-230-8e-ISBN 978-3-0352-6497-5D/2014/5678/114

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