The European Union as a Small Power

  title={The European Union as a Small Power},
  author={Asle Toje},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: Journal of Common Market Studies},
  • A. Toje
  • Published 15 December 2010
  • Political Science
  • Wiley-Blackwell: Journal of Common Market Studies
With the creation of a common foreign and security policy (CFSP), the EU has entered the realm of power politics. Although the ambition to become a great power has been frequently reiterated, the EU has often failed to deliver stated policy objectives. This article has two broad goals. One is to outline the strategic behavioural patterns of small powers. The lack of scholarly attention to these states – the largest group in the international system – is a major omission from the International… 
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