In a relatively short amount of time, the EU has become one of the world's most powerful and important actors on the world stage. Now for the first time this volume explores the goals and effectiveness of the EU's special approach to foreign policy; how its policy is perceived by outsiders and the ramifications of those views; the EU's relations with its neighbors, as well as countries well beyond its borders; and how the EU has and can promote its values abroad.
"One of the most comprehensive studies of the EU foreign policy to date. The EU's foreign policy is not an easy subject to tackle, but the contributors do it in an elegant and cogent manner."
—Luciano Bardi, University of Pisa and President of the European Consortium for Political Research
Contributors include Irina Angelescu (IHEID, Geneva), Elena Baracani (Italian Institute for Human Sciences), Mara Caira (IULM, Milan), Maurizio Carbone (University of Glasgow), Tom Casier (University of Kent), Natalia Chaban (University of Canterbury), Marta Dassù (Aspen Institute Italia), Khalid Emara (Egyptian Foreign Ministry), Laura C. Ferreira-Pereira (University of Porto), Serena Giusti (ISPI and Catholic University of Milan), Luca Gori (Italian Foreign Ministry), Alberto Heimler (SSPA—Italian Public Administration Graduate School), Martin Holland (University of Canterbury), Joseph S. Joseph (University of Cyprus), Stephan Keukeleire (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and College of Europe), Finn Laursen (Dalhousie University), Francesca Longo (University of Catania), Roberto Menotti (Aspen Institute Italia), Andrew Moravcsik (Princeton University), Philomena Murray (University of Melbourne), Stefania Panebianco (University of Catania), Tomislava Penkova (ISPI, Milan), Lara Piccardo (University of Genoa), Joaquín Roy (University of Miami), Jeremy Shapiro (Brookings Institution), Alfred Tovias (Hebrew University and Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations), Nicola Verola (Italian Foreign Ministry), Bernard Yvars (University of Montesquieu, Bordeaux).