The Construction of EU Normative Power

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Abstract

This article focuses on the constructed nature of the EU's so-called ‘normative power’ (NPEU). It proposes that, while a successful construction of NPEU would secure a role for the EU globally, challenges to NPEU constructions would disempower any EU attempts at its global reach based on such projections. The Middle East conflict is taken as a case in point.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Common Market Studies
Volume45
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)1041-1064
ISSN0021-9886
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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