Normative Power Europe: A Credible Utopia?

@inproceedings{Scheipers2007NormativePE,
  title={Normative Power Europe: A Credible Utopia?},
  author={Sibylle Scheipers and Daniela Sicurelli},
  year={2007}
}
Studies on the international identity of the EU have stressed the normative feature of European foreign policy. At the same time, scholars have pointed out that the inconsistency between the EU's rhetoric and behaviour and the lack of reflexivity undermines its credibility. How does reflexivity affect collective identity? To what extent does the EU's utopian rhetoric affect its credibility as a normative power? In order to address these questions, we investigate the self-representation of the… CONTINUE READING

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