The Making of the EU’s External Action Service

A Neorealist Interpretation

Michael Friederich Kluth, Jess Pilegaard

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Resumé

Using neorealism, this article provides a theoretically driven explanation of the establishment of the European External Action Service (EEAS), with France and the United Kingdom providing the main thrust to compensate for their waning global influence. The transfer of authority from London and Paris to the EU makes sense when based on the expectation that the outlook of the coming EEAS will be closer to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Quai d’Orsay than to the foreign policy institutions of lesser EU powers. Potential risks for Paris and London are limited, given their dominance of existing EU foreign policy institutions and their privileged position in supplying the EEAS with high-caliber staff.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftEuropean Foreign Affairs Review
Vol/bind17
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)303-322
Antal sider20
ISSN1384-6299
StatusUdgivet - 7 maj 2012

Emneord

  • External Action Service
  • EU
  • neo-realism

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