Normative Power Europe: A Contradiction in Terms?

  title={Normative Power Europe: A Contradiction in Terms?},
  author={Ian Manners},
  journal={European Economics eJournal},
  • I. Manners
  • Published 1 June 2002
  • Sociology
  • European Economics eJournal
Twenty years ago, in the pages of the Journal of Common Market Studies, Hedley Bull launched a searing critique of the European Community’s ‘civilian power’ in international affairs. Since that time the increasing role of the European Union (EU) in areas of security and defence policy has led to a seductiveness in adopting the notion of ‘military power Europe’. In contrast, I will attempt to argue that by thinking beyond traditional conceptions of the EU’s international role and examining the… Expand
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