Europe: The quiet superpower

@article{Moravcsik2009EuropeTQ,
  title={Europe: The quiet superpower},
  author={Andrew M. Moravcsik},
  journal={French Politics},
  year={2009},
  volume={7},
  pages={403-422}
}
This article challenges the conventional view that Europe's global influence is declining. Since 1989 realists have predicted Europe's demise, as well as greater intra-European and transatlantic conflict. The reverse has occurred. This outcome suggests the superior predictive power of liberal international relations theory, which stresses the importance of the varied national interests of states, reflecting specific social coalitions, patterns of global interdependence and domestic institutions… Expand
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