EU normative power and regionalism: Ideational diffusion and its limits

@inproceedings{Lenz2013EUNP,
  title={EU normative power and regionalism: Ideational diffusion and its limits},
  author={Tobias Lenz},
  year={2013}
}
The ideational impact captured by Manners’s notion of normative power Europe (NPE) appears most distinct and potentially most consequential in the realm of regionalism. However, empirical research on the topic has been hampered by the focus on EU actorness and methodological difficulties. Drawing on diffusion theory, this article develops conceptual, theoretical and methodological foundations for conceiving NPE as ideational diffusion. It argues that Europe’s ideational influence on regionalism… CONTINUE READING

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