Europa som normativ magt - En selvmodsigelse?

Ian Manners

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    Twenty years ago, in the pages of the Journal of Common Market Studies, Hedley Bull launched a searing critique of the European Community's ‘civilian power' in international affairs. Since that time the increasing role of the European Union (EU) in areas of security and defence policy has led to a seductiveness in adopting the notion of ‘military power Europe'. In contrast, I will attempt to argue that by thinking beyond traditional conceptions of the EU's international role and examining the case study of its international pursuit of the abolition of the death penalty, we may best conceive of the EU as a ‘normative power Europe'

    Original languageDanish
    Place of PublicationCopenhagen
    PublisherInstitut for Internationale Studier / Dansk Center for Internationale Studier og Menneskerettigheder
    Number of pages26
    ISBN (Print)9788776053406
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


    • European Union
    • normative power
    • abolition of death penalty

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