The Foreign Policy of the European Union

Assessing Europe’s Role in the World: Second Edition

In a relatively short time, the EU has become one of the most important actors on the world stage. This updated second edition of The Foreign Policy of the European Union explores the goals and effectiveness of the EU’s external actions after adoption of the Lisbon Treaty. The book brings together prominent scholars and policymakers who provide an up-to-date view of the EU’s foreign policy merits and challenges.

Praise for the book:

"The Foreign Policy of the European Union is a very valuable book. It explains a complex and multi-dimensional subject as clearly and comprehensively as possible. I would highly recommend it for scholars and practitioners alike."—Anne-Marie Slaughter, professor at Princeton University, former director of policy planning for the U.S. Department of State

"One of the most comprehensive studies of EU foreign policy to date. It is not an easy subject to tackle, but the contributors do it in an elegant and cogent manner."—Lucian Bardi, University of Pisa, former president of the European Consortium for Political Research

"The role and place of the European Union in the world has been a constant question for all of the actors involved. . . . This book reminds us well of the importance of this question and offers a particularly welcome general overview during these times of doubt and pessimism."—Pierre Vimont, from the foreword